October 15, 2004

'Trustworthiness' still a goal for Microsoft

OwlWhacker writes "Chief among the challenges facing the software giant is shoring up the millions of lines of existing, or "legacy" computer code, some of it dating back to the early or mid-1990s.

"The big problem (Microsoft) has is just that Windows has been so bad for so long. There's a huge mass of (insecure) code," Pescatore said, noting that the company's decades-old obsession with features and integration is to blame. [ isn't deep integration one of the points that Microsoft is pushing as a big 'benefit' of Microsoft solutions? - OwlWhacker ]"

Link: security.itworld.com

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