Do you think microsoft is right?
Do you think its good for Microsoft to be in the security business? Shouldn’t a third party be telling us that their OS is good and no flaws or weaknesses rathar than the people who wrote the provides it?
Does being security provider give them credibility or take away from their credibility?
I believe they should NOT be in the security business, they build an OS that is easy to get infected by malware why should we trust them to provide all of our protection, and if anything they shouldn’t charge for fixing their mistake of making an unsecure OS.
I beleive Microsoft should be able to build any product they want (or buy other’s products and rebrand them as their own), but the fact that they built it should not imply that they are experts. Crying foul when someone shows your weaknesses shouldn’t be something we are suprised about, concidering the source of the whining.
Let them build it… we need something to put on the shelf beside MS-Bob and WinMe (V)
From a commercial veiwpoint, they can do whatever they want, providing they are not infringing anyones patents or using monopolistic practices to achieve market weight. If they compete fairly, that’s OK.
Having said that, if a builder stuffed up the foundations to my house, I sure as S#$T wouldn’t let the same pack of numbnuts build my roof!!!
as has been said they can make what they like. When it comes to security I think it has to be tackled by experts in the field of security. Could we say hand on heart that is how Microsoft appears.
I’m only voicing my own opinion of course but I got XP from the start. Look at how many patches that they have applied since it came out. How many of those due to bad security.If you get Vista with Microsoft One Care. Will it be patching without you knowing.Probably.
First they thought Internet wasn’t a big deal. Then they made in a hurry an OS that has more holes than an Edammer cheese (I’m Dutch, that’s cheese with a lot of holes ;D), and now they want to earn money with plugging the holes they made themselves.
The worst thing: I do troubleshooting, and all the time I have to convince people Windows firewall is almost completely worthless, because it’s only half. “But I have a firewall, and now you say it’s no good?”
I like the Comodo firewall very much, but I’m slowly moving to Linux because I’ve completely had it with Microsoft. And once they kill everey competition in security I’m afraid in a short time Windows will be completely worthless.
If they approach a firewall software as they have an OS software then I don’t think Comodo or any other decent company has much to worry about. Just look at their current version of a firewall as a good example of how they will handle it. Half-Assed!!
:o Really?? When did Microsoft get into the security business? lol. With IE , security has never been an issue, they simply don’t implement it. The firewall is minimal at best, and what I always get bothered by is so many ISPs, and programs like Comodo, give free security, yet when you pay 300 dollars for XP pro, you have to buy things like their beta, defender , eventually. They see $$$ and I don’t trust their security. They should perhaps stick to their old ways and give us that non-secure system, and let us get the security, not them. The difference in many users is this, some know how to manually check registry, temps, cookies, dlls, ExEs , etc…and can tell what works and what isn’t. I have tried Defender and others and It doesn’t work , plain and simple and I don’t think anything else they put out will either. How about giving Comodo a new slogan, “Leave The Security To Us…” Perhaps MS will get the hint? Nah.
The good point: while they’re building security applications, they might discover problems in their codes.
The bad: they aren’t people from any security vendors so they’ll create - i bet… - a lot of useless rules. Like RealVNC is a real threat… etc. You’ll always need something against Microsoft itself (to stop the home-calling wgatray, to stop media player to send infos to home, to send your serial to home, to stop feedbacks, etc…). They won’t help in cases a worm uses a default setting of the os: “oh, you can switch that easily with MS product but that’s not an OS fault”, “oh, what a pity, we know where’s that switch and you must search for that”, lol. I hope this last one won’t be true.
Microsoft shouldn’t offer security products , what they should do is finding holes and bugs in their OS and fix it . make us sure that the system is secure .
But making security peoducts is like saying " Ok guys we have so secure os , but u should bye our security software to make it secure os :-" what commerical security comanies do it offer security products for money to make MS systems secure , so what Microsoft have to do is make people feel more save and tring to make more secure OS like what Apple do , But making security software is like saying "internet will never be secure , and we’ll never solve the problem and u should buy our software " .
Microsoft now saying that u never ever should use your computer without antivirus , and now they made antivirus , antispyware and even a more " secure " firewall !!! and alot of people say that internet explorer is the 1st source of malware !!! what a secure Operation Systems ???