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Microsoft patches win industry trust

Security professionals say Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative may finally be improving their lives because the latest patches and fixes being distributed by Redmond rarely break other applications. Just over two years ago, Bill Gates fundamentally changed the way Microsoft approached software development by making security the highest priority. The company has spent millions of dollars to train staff in privacy concerns and secure programming, while building new tools and processes to help create reliable software. Although even Microsoft executives admit there is a long way to go, the investment seems to be paying off. Security professionals attending a security event organized by non-profit organization ISSA UK, which was held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Reading on Wednesday, said that although Microsoft still has a lot of work to do before its patching system even meets basic requirements, the patches themselves have improved. Full Story

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