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Whats really behind Microsoft's new commitment to data security
by w1ld at 3:55 pm EST, Jan 19, 2002

It is neither a response to the insecure nature of Microsoft products or a PR move. Rather, this is Microsoft's new way to get us all to buy
more stuff.

'Trust me, I'm From Microsoft' | Bob Cringely's The Pulpit
by Jeremy at 5:27 am EST, Jan 22, 2002

"What's Really Behind Microsoft's New Commitment to Data Security"

Robert X. Cringely takes a stab at explaining Microsoft's latest media campaign, and he does a passable job of getting it right.

My theory: MS will focus on security because there is nothing else left to do. After two-plus decades of development, virtually every desirable feature has been implemented for both the operating system and the office productivity suite.

Bruce Schneier and other will discredit the new campaign, pointing out that security is a process, not a product, and that no amount of code review can make up for a lack of wisdom on the part of the user. Nearly any useful system can be misused by the foolish and/or determined, despite the protective measures of the designer.

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