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February 14th, 2009 under Computers, InfoSec, rengolin
Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt

Bill Gates might not be heading Microsoft anymore but his legacy (through his stupid padawan, Ballmer) still remains.

Not only they’re careless when writing bogus software, not fixing security holes and creating useless solutions to help you protect you, now they’re using the money you pay (if you do buy Windows, anyway) to set bounties to capture the creator of the new worm.

It might just work, of course. Worm writers are normally bounty hunters themselves. Like Greedo, they might end up capturing Han Solo. But, what the heck? Wasn’t there a better use for that money? Like fixing the bugs in the first place?


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[ # 251 ] Comment from Rodrigo [February 26, 2009, 6:41 AM]

From my experience working at MS, they would need to be at least interested in doing something right and innovative, but that’s not the company culture. That doesn’t happen everywhere there – quite possibly nowhere.

For some reason, my experience was that they try to kill most attempts to do something new or improve a process, especially if that’s going to change something existent and introduce any risk. Maybe the best definition is that the culture of FUD that the company spreads is something that is heavily internally in the first place.


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