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Re: Microsoft to buy Sybari AV company
From: bkfsec <bkfsec () sdf lonestar org>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 15:15:06 -0500

Danny wrote:

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 17:51:16 +0100 (CET), Feher Tamas
<etomcat () freemail hu> wrote:

GeCad RAV, GIANT and now Sybari Antivirus. Microsoft
swallows smaller anti-malware firms one by one. When the
last one is gone, MS will probably eat the larger ones, too.
Finally all kind of desktop and server security will be
owned by MS and W.H.G. III will rule.

The hidden message behind all of these acquisitions that Microsoft
doesn't want you to know:  Microsoft is admitting their software is
horribly insecure and their solution to the problem is to acquire
re-active based anti-malware software to cleanup the crap that got in
because their software has more holes than the screen in my patio

Not to mention that they reportedly plan on charging for this software eventually.

Question: if they're profiting from their insecurity through the sales of anti-malware software, then what impetus do they have to actually fix anything?

If you said "No impetus at all", you'd be correct.


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