News: “Microsoft Is A Threat To National Security”

 Some of the U.S.’ main technology security experts — including author Bruce Schneier — today issued a report warning that computers and critical technological infrastructure worldwide are increasingly vulnerable to attack because of the security practices and dominance of Microsoft software in desktop computing.  As a result of Microsoft’s concerted effort to fortify and expand its monopolies by tightly integrating applications with its operating system, and its success in achieving near ubiquity in personal computing, our computer networks are now susceptible to massive, cascading failures, the report stated. 
 
I can’t help feeling they’re onto something. To access the report online, please visit http://www.ccianet.org/papers/cyberinsecurity.pdf.

24. September 2003 by jeremy
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