[–] ninjahurtles 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I don't understand why it's so hard for a company like Microsoft to design security tools. It's their own operating system for Pete's sake.

[–] MedicalMountainGoat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hindus. Microsoft has reached hinducritical mass as a company.

[–] ekmc 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's a volume problem.

When most people are using Windows OS, security hackers have the greatest incentive to circumvent Windows' security. Which means Windows' security will face the most scrutiny, and have the greatest consequences if it fails. Apple has had similar problems since the iPhone took off, and Linux/Google have had more problems since Android has grown.

The software hasn't become poorly designed, but it's lost the 'security of obscurity' which protects mistakes in less popular software.

[–] 123_456 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Too much spaghetti code.

[–] GoatyMcGoatface 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Mmm, spaghetti code

[–] B3bomber 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Paid NOT to. Paid to add holes. No pay for security.

[–] Pawn 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

meanwhile on LINUX. Smooth seas ahead!!

[–] rhy 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Why on Earth would anybody still be using Microsoft? It's 2017 people!

[–] Schreiber 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Video games.

[–] rhy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are there any good ones? I haven't found one that is as fun as Civ 2. Which plays perfectly in Wine, Virtualbox, hell it may even boot in ReactOS. LOL /me spins up a new VM....

[–] Vloorshad 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I like to play games on my computer without fighting Wine or some graphics card bug. I know things are improving, but they aren't there yet.

That and I personally find Office to be better in the features/functionality department when compared to Libre/Open Office. Other than my gaming PC and school laptop, every other computer in my house is some flavor of Linux, though.

[–] rhy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

OMG. You're the only person I've ever met who likes MS office better than Libre Office. At least now. Have you tried LO recently? It's come a long way in the last year.

[–] MedicalMountainGoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Forced by employers?

[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/aNdAv :

Microsoft emergency update: Malware Engine needs, erm, malware protection • The Register

'Microsoft has posted an out-of-band security update to address a remote code execution flaw in its Malware Protection Engine. '

'According to Microsoft, the vulnerability can be triggered when the Malware Protection Engine scans a downloaded file to check for threats. '

'"There are many ways that an attacker could place a specially crafted file in a location that is scanned by the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. '

'The security hole is present in Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials, as well as Endpoint Protection, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Exchange Server 2013 and 2016. '

'Microsoft notes that, because Malware Protection Engine is set up to constantly receive updates, the fix will automatically be delivered over the air for most home users and many enterprise customers. '

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