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Re: If you have nothing to hide

  • From: Henry Yen
  • Date: Tue Aug 06 02:56:52 2002

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 11:02:41AM +0100, Simon Waters wrote:
> > From: Sean Donelan <sean@donelan.com>
> >    "Why is it that companies have sold products that they know are
> >    insecure?" asked Richard Clarke, President Bush's chief cybersecurity
> >    adviser.

Perhaps he should ask his Vice-chairman on the CIP board, Howard Schmidt.
Mr. Schmidt was apparently the Chief Security Officer at Microsoft during
the recent few years.

> I would have though he might better concern himself with why is
> the Government still buying them.
> 
> Market forces will ensure the supply of whatever is demanded,
> the US federal and state government is presumably the single
> largest purchaser in the IT market, yet still seems to be buying
> plenty of products with dubious security records.
> 
> Government purchasing changes have and could improve security,
> where do you think Ctrl-Alt-Delete to login to NT came from, it
> wasn't the Microsoft usuability department I'm sure.

See above.

> Let him who is without sin.....





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