Viruses and hackers make Windows more secure - Gates

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 12:46 PM EST

Virus writers and hackers are helping Microsoft to develop more secure products, Bill Gates claimed yesterday.

Speaking at at the Developing Software for the future Microsoft Platform in London yesterday, just hours before the MyDoom virus began spreading like wildfire across the Net, Gates reiterated that security remains key priority for the software giant.

He acknowledged that better security is vital if its .NET strategy is to succeed.

Microsoft would lose out, as would businesses, if customers resisted moves to put their businesses on the Net because of security concerns, he said.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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