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Analyst questions Gates's security claims

Microsoft chief accused of ‘different way of counting’ over Windows security alerts. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has come under fire for his comments last week on the company’s progress in improving security. Joe Wilcox, an analyst with Jupiter Research, commented that Gates “must have a different way of counting”, as he claimed Microsoft issued nine critical or important security alerts for Windows Server 2003 compared to 40 for Windows 2000 Server, during both products’ first 320 days of release. “I’d like to know if Mr Gates counted moderate or low alerts, seeing as how Microsoft changed how it rates security problems in between product releases,” wrote Wilcox on microsoftmonitor.com, a web publication from the analyst firm. Full Story

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