Microsoft's AV success may lead to PR disaster?


Microsoft launched its Windows Live OneCare antivirus package in the US earlier this year and instantly grabbed about 15 percent of the retail market; although this may be good for short term revenue, it could completely wreck everything the software giant has invested in improving its reputation for security.

For the past few years, Microsoft has been banging the "trustworthy computing" drum, which has involved rewriting and redesigning its platforms and applications to make them more secure. When trustworthy computing was first launched by Bill Gates in 2002, Microsoft's army of developers were initially told to stop creating new features and instead focus on removing existing vulnerabilities in its products. Microsoft's AV success may lead to PR disaster?: ZDNet Australia: Blogs: Securify This!

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 15th August 2006 7:12AM