September 21, 2001

Microsoft security: The dog that didn't bark

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes, "The CERT Advisory contains some good suggestions on the methods you can use to make your PC more secure from the Nimda worm . It also lists a number of suppliers of antivirus software. All the usual supporters are there -- Central Command, Inc., Command Software Systems, Data Fellows Corp., McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro. But there is one company missing. One company that would be the most suitable to supply antivirus software for Microsoft operating systems. One company that has never shown any disinclination for jumping into and dominating any software-related market. That's right, Microsoft. Why doesn't Microsoft market antivirus software?" The column's at osOpinion.

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