Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Why?

Microsoft has <a href="http://www.blackhat.info/live/modules.php?
op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=4989">stated that they've
switched virus scanners to "provide a safer online experience for
consumers
". Considering that it's probably more of a financial
issue or a programming difficulty (e.g., can't interface the scanner
with the webmail), it's a bad choice of words for the supposed cause.

We may see a lawsuit because a corporation has taken a public
position on the quality of a competitors product (remember Microsoft purchased two
companies
last year for this purpose). It's one thing to say your
own product is better than everyone elses. It's another to say (or
directly imply) that a competitor's product is crap. Without proof,
that is.