I by no means intended my thoughts to cast such a negative shadow. I am just participating in the discussion and by no means am I trying to discourage the continuation of this thread.
I do take my medicine: interacting with the ideas presented on this site and honestly and openly adding my thoughts. What I posted is not a representation of what
Microsoft thinks, only what I think.
Security holes suck and the blame for them falls squarely on the software where they're found. I would never think otherwise.
Fixing security flaws in software used by millions of people necessarily takes some time since the process required to get a fix out the door can be either simple or really complex depending on the specific vulnerability, but needs to solve the problem and
not create new ones, security-related or otherwise, regardless. Either way, this does take some amount of time. I'm not saying this is a good or bad thing. I'm only just saying it.
I want to hear you challenge our products. I want this to be a place that enables and encourages the free excahnge of ideas. And I hope Channel 9 is just this.
Even though I am one of the so-called Channel 9 guys and a Microsoft employee I believe that If I have ideas to add to a discussion I should be able to introduce them freely. I'm here for the conversation too.
My aplogies if I've offended anyone or scared anyone away. It's certainly not my intention.