Microsoft security spend greater than the Star Wars missile system

Thursday, 27 May 2004, 1:09 PM EST

Microsoft has spent more on securing its software than was spent on the Star Wars missile project, the company's head of security has told conference guests. An unfortunate analogy for Iain Mulholland to use since the project was a complete failure and little more than the private obsession of a few top American ego-maniacs.

But, despite - and because of - this Herculean effort, viruses and worms are going to get worse. They will become more complex, more vicious and more dangerous because the days of quick and easy exploits have come to an end, thanks to the software giant's efforts. According to one expert anyway.

By Julian Bajkowski at Computerworld Today.




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