Users show some sympathy to Microsoft over security

    Date09 Nov 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3752
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Bashing Microsoft Corp. may be popular sport on some issues, but the internal security breach that the company disclosed late last month has some corporate information technology users waxing sympathetic. Several users last week said the incident -- in which a . . . Bashing Microsoft Corp. may be popular sport on some issues, but the internal security breach that the company disclosed late last month has some corporate information technology users waxing sympathetic. Several users last week said the incident -- in which a malicious attacker gained access to certain parts of Microsoft's corporate network and was able to view the source code for an unspecified future product (see "Microsoft stung by hack attack," link below) -- did nothing to change their perceptions or opinions of the software maker or its products. They also said it won't affect their purchasing decisions.

    "I don't think any less of them," said Jeffrey Ratner, director of IT engineering at Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Co. in Hartford, Conn. "I know how things go. I feel bad for them."

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