<font size="3">Will Microsoft ever get secure? </font>
It must be tough to be the largest software company in the world. Everyone's always trying to exploit every little hole in your applications and every little mistake you make gets played up in the media. On the other hand, your software is in so many homes and offices across the world that you directly or indirectly touch the lives of millions, if not billions, of people.
With that popularity, though, comes a responsibility not only to call attention to any flaws in your products that might adversely affect your customers, but also to build products from the ground up that are secure as they can be. Microsoft is improving its track record on the former, but after almost two years of Trustworthy Computing, I've yet to see much progress on the latter.
Let's start with the positives. Since the MSBlast worm appeared last month, the software giant has been on the media offensive, doing its best to make sure everyone knows about a new patch that fixes a newly discovered flaw in Windows. The company even set up a dedicated Web site to help people protect their PCs against worms and other attacks.
News source: ZDnet