Source: CNet News
Microsoft's policy of relying on software patches to fix major security flaws was questioned Monday after a series of internal e-mails revealed that the software giant's own network wasn't immune from a worm that struck the Internet last weekend. The messages seen by CNET News.com portray a company struggling with a massive infection by the SQL Slammer worm, which inundated many corporate networks Saturday with steady streams of data that downed Internet connections and clogged bandwidth.
As we increasingly rely on the Internet to communicate and conduct
business, a secure computing platform has never been more important. Along
with the vast benefits of increased connectivity, new security risks
have emerged on a scale that few in our industry fully anticipated.
Microsoft's evil copyright-enforcing prototype codenamed "Palladium" is going to be renamed to avoid a lawsuit from a smaller unnamed company.
On Friday, the company said that the name Palladium had become tarnished by controversy surrounding some elements of Microsoft's security push. In additional, it faced a potential legal battle with a small firm over the Palladium name.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is pledging to continue improvements to security in his company's products, part of a high-stakes campaign to convince large customers that Windows software is safe.