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Time to stop defending Microsoft security
Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of Counterpane Internet Security, says that won't happen. Microsoft has always treated security threats as a public relations problem, so it would do anything it could not to publicize its susceptibility, Schneier says. "Companies like Microsoft would ignore security researchers who quietly informed them of security vulnerabilities," he explains. "They would lie to the public and say that the vulnerabilities were 'theoretical only' or 'impractical.' "
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