So why cant Microsoft build in security?

Regardless of whether you believe Microsoft is responsible for the poor state of computer security, even if Redmond now wanted to shore up Windows, it probably couldnt, says Simon Moores.

When, two years ago, Microsoft purchased Romanian antivirus vendor GeCAD as part of its Trustworthy Computing initiative, I warned the result might lead to a queue of antitrust lawyers gathering around the Capitol building in Washington, as the thriving and lucrative antivirus industry protested at the very notion of Microsoft including better security in its products. Opinion: So why can't Microsoft build in security? - Security Strategy - Breaking Business and Technology News at

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