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Security Vulns in Microsoft Products Continue to Increase
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4/29/2019 | 11:11:22 AM
Security Vulns in Microsoft Products: decades of experience & a plethora of security holes
Interesting that Microsoft's decades of experience developing operating systems & business applications simply results in generation after generation of products with ever greater attack surfaces. Could this be because the more features one adds to software the more code has to be added, resulting in more & more exploitable security flaws that are inherent in the software development process itself?

How come the people whose full-time job is writing software can't develop a coding process that minimizes or even eliminates software attack surfaces? Shouldn't the vulnerability situation be getting better over time instead of worse?

I think the core of the problem is that Microsoft & its programmers make a living off the Churn Cycle, which means constant change for the sake of extracting money from the user community NOT measured change that makes needed improvements that are necessary to the bulk of users.

Consequently, the Windows Operating System has become a code-bloated monstrosity that has gotten almost impossible to secure, breaks anew with every forced update, negatively impacts critical legacy LOB application productivity, drains valuable working capital resources to maintain and facilitates the leaking of valuable business & personal information to those who mean to use that information for illegal financial gain.

At the end of the day, computer users just want a stable, familiar, secure and reliable operating system to host the critical software applications that they must rely on every day. If feature bloat & the churn cycle actually interfere with those needs, then the user community is actually just waiting patiently for an alternative to the system that they have come to hate...


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