Having just read a post on one of my favorite blogs Attack Vector about the recent developments surrounding the new Adobe Reader 0day, here is the link to Matts excellent argument for all of us to sing the praises of open source or not so well known software applications that fulfill the same purpose as the over priced over vulnerable offerings from Microsoft and Adobe.
For that matter moving to a safer OS,(Linux), would also be more preferable for the majority of people who just wanna surf the net, type a few documents etc, without the fear of losing all their money, their identity and being blacklisted by credit agencies.
Whats more is these folks have no clue about security and keeping their Windows box safe on the internet, nor should they, its up to the vendors of the software to ensure their users are safe – if this were another industry, say the car industry, Microsoft and Adobe would be bankrupt with the lawsuits against them.
Also, if they were half decent at programming safely then there might not need to be Anti Virus ‘Bloat’ware and ‘Anti This That & The Other’ and Windows might actually be a decent product.
I have to think that the software they sell is ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ sometimes.
What do you think?
Please comment, if you feel the need.