MS: Remedies a bonus for crackers

Wednesday, 8 May 2002, 3:14 PM EST

Forget about all those purported beneficial effects of the suggested Microsoft antitrust penalty, such as restoring competition to the moribund browser market and giving competitors some breathing room.

No way. The real outcome, a top Microsoft exec predicted on Thursday, would be to encourage rampant piracy and even more electronic intrusions by malicious hackers.

Microsoft Vice President Jim Allchin said that if the states currently pursuing Microsoft through the legal system get their way, the court-imposed regulations would be a bonanza to online vandals and other assorted miscreants.

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