Richard Forno, a principal consultant for KRvW Associates and a former senior security analyst for the House of Representatives, believes that Microsoft is a threat to national security. The White House, Congress, and Department of Defense all run Windows and send and receive e-mail on MS Exchange Server—exploitable Microsoft products that offer a "target-rich environment for malicious code."Golly, I wish somebody had thought of that sooner, like maybe Dan Geer about two years ago.
--Microsoft vs. Computer Security Why the software giant still can't get it right. By Adam L. Penenberg Slate Posted Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at 1:10 PM ET
The U.S. government doesn't seem interested in doing anything about this, which would be pretty easy: it could require software diversity on its own networks. For that, you have to go someplace like Brazil. James Seng, who noted this article, can afford to laugh about it; he lives in Singapore.