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Re: Two MSIE 6.0/7.0 NULL pointer crashes
From: Rohit Patnaik <quanticle () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:34:36 -0600

Given Microsoft's already poor reputation regarding security, I'm not sure
how it'd be possible for them to degrade their reputation any more.  Very
few people use Microsoft software because of its security reputation.  The
main reasons for using Microsoft are ease of use and compatibility with
other users.  Given that, I'm not sure that Microsoft's perception will be
affected very much in the user community.

-- Rohit Patnaik

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:17 PM, ☣ frank^2 <frank2 () dc949 org> wrote:

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Dan Kaminsky <dan () doxpara com> wrote:
Seriously.  I mean, just look at Linux, Firefox, and OpenOffice.
Pristine code, not a single security vulnerability between them :)


That's a red herring. His point was the public perception of the
software company-- true or not-- would be hindered because Microsoft
is all-encompassing. Compared to the world of open-source, the risk is
distributed by the sheer virtue of software engineering being
distributed amongst thousands of entities. This means that the
vulnerabilities are spread across different parties, rather than
having all vulnerabilities encompassed by a single party-- in this
case, Microsoft.

His argument was irrelevant to corporations vs. open-source being more
vulnerable than one another-- it was simply a commentary on
distributed risk in software engineering.

--
"Did you and them get your degree from the same university of trolls?
I have mistaken nothing for nothing. Fuck you."

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