MICROSOFT (IN)SECURITY AWARDS

9. October 2006, 15:03 | by WD Milner | Full Article |

In interesting but not surprising irony, Microsoft has apparently awarded one of its “coveted” Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, which honours developers and others who Microsoft believes made significant contributions to users in the past year, to a creator of adware that Microsoft’s own security scanner tags as malware.

Given the repeated rhetoric about an increased emphasis in security and care for the end user, combined with the new horse-and-pony show that Vista requires to install and remain operational, this latest faux-pas just shows that nothing has really changed at Microsoft — and likely never will.

So long as it basically controls the majority of commodity systems, Microsoft will contiue to do as it pleases with total disregard to its end users, while rewarding those who help to extend or maintain its position irregardless of their behaviour.

More details on this can be found in this article at InformationWeek.

While some say this is no big deal, it is just one more indicator of the way things really function at Microsoft.

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