October 12, 2003
Microsoft security vows doubted by analysts
OwlWhacker writes "Analysts were doubtful Friday that Microsoft would be able to uphold a pledge to prevent e-mail attacks and make software security a "No. 1 priority." "Security requires such fundamental changes that it's hard to make real progress quickly," said George Gilbert, former CSFB analyst and co-founder of the research firm Tech Strategy Group. "So what they're doing now is putting up security fixes with chewing gum and baling wire."