The price is right, security imperfect

Monday, 19 June 2006, 5:44 PM EST

Depending on how you feel about Microsoft, its new Windows Live OneCare security service either amounts to a welcome helping hand or a particularly sleazy protection racket.

If you place yourself in the latter group -- if you think nothing justifies paying Microsoft to fix its own mistakes -- you might as well stop reading now. (But then you should rethink using Microsoft software at all if you trust the company that little; Linux isn't that hard, and a Mac isn't that expensive.)

At the Washington Post.

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