2006-10-19

IE7 and security: Don't count on it

As if to reinforce all of the beliefs of security analysts and pundits regarding Microsoft's true commitment to Trustworthy Computing, Secunia is reporting on an "Arbitrary Content Disclosure Vulnerability" affecting IE6 and, you guessed it, IE7. The fact that this was found less than 24 hours after IE7 was released is all the commentary that is needed.

It all leaves me wondering: was it spending hundreds of millions of dollars dealing with EU and US antitrust actions, or the mudslide-like erosion of trust of its customers the worse of the two outcomes of Microsoft tying IE to the Windows operating system, and was it
really that important to eliminate Netscape as a competitor?

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