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News   News : $2 trillion fine for Microsoft security snafu?
   posted by Bodie on 9-May-2003 15:24:22 (1301 reads)
Microsoft's latest security lapse with its Passport information service could trigger a $2.2 trillion fine on the company courtesy of the US government.

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Re: $2 trillion fine for Microsoft security snafu?
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Poster: Bodie Date: 2003/5/9 15:51:52 BUSTED!


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Just imagine what would happen if this fine was imposed?M$ liquidated, and a huge vacuum left in the area of OS's in PC machines.


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Do note however it says they could be charged $11,000 per each of the 200 million accounts. It doesn't say they will be, and knowing MS, they will get away with it yet again.


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Yeah I know.They probably will get nothing more than "don't do it again" and sent on thier way, but it is nice to dream.


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Bill Gates will most probably say can't afford that in one go, How about if we pay it back at a$10 a week


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2 TRILLION. That's absolutely unreal isn't it. Here's our Amiga company skimping and scraping for money just to keep afloat, and Mircosoft is toying with that kind of money

If you then put into perspective the achievements of MicroSoft and our Amiga achievements... all of a sudden our development status doesn't look too bad does it!! We've done very well.

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Well you would think that given you've been told you'll be fined $11,000 for each violation of security, and that you are likely to have several million accounts all open to the same flaws you leave open, that you would at least make your code very safe and not so easily exploited.

But since when has MS ever made reasonably unexploitable code? They've had 10 years or more to get a decent OS out, and still haven't cracked it. Basically it just goes to show you can't trust MS to do anything right, let alone keep your personal information and data safe.


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