January 17, 2002
Gates memo calls for security focus
Author: JT Smith
MSNBC reports that "Microsoft Corp. chief software architect Bill Gates sent a company-wide memo earlier this week calling on developers to do a better job of writing safe, secure software. The memo comes just weeks after an embarassing flaw was found in the company's flagship product, Windows XP. According to one security expert familiar with the memo, "It is an acknowledgement from Bill that `Wed'd better do this, or else.'""