[Dshield] Microsoft - Threat to National Security?

Sue Young smy at gcmlp.com
Fri Sep 26 15:30:23 GMT 2003

Too bad for them.  I was lucky enough to be at a computer security
conference where he spoke this
summer.  He's really good.  It'll hurt @stake more than it'll hurt him.
He's not going to be out
of work long.

Sue Young

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon R. Kibler [mailto:Jon.Kibler at aset.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 9:18 AM
To: General DShield Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Microsoft - Threat to National Security?


I believe this falls under the category "You have the right to free speech
as long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it."

	Microsoft Critic Dismissed by @Stake

	A computer security expert who contributed to a paper deeply
	of Microsoft has been dismissed by his employer, a consulting
	that works closely with the software giant. 

	Dan Geer, a longtime computer security researcher, and several
	released a controversial study on Wednesday that called the ubiquity
	Microsoft software a hazard to the economy and to national security.

	Although independently financed and researched, the study was
	by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a 
	Washington-based trade association largely made up of Microsoft's

	Cambridge, Mass-based @Stake, where Geer worked as chief technical
	said in a statement Thursday that the researcher had not gotten his 
	employers' approval for the study's release, and that he was no
	associated with the company. 


Jon R. Kibler
A.S.E.T., Inc.
Charleston, SC  USA

Kenton Smith wrote:
> Has anyone else had a chance to read this report regarding how 
> Microsoft's monopoly position makes it a national security threat? I'd 
> be curious to hear other people's take on this. I'm still trying to 
> come up with something coherent, it's certainly controversial, I'll 
> give it that. Go here and click on the Read Report link -
> http://www.ccianet.org/index.php3
> Please don't make this an o/s war thread, that's not in anyone's best 
> interest.
> Kenton
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