You mean Microsoft Didn't find it?

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Jan 10, 2006
5:42 PM EDT
Notice that a hacker, not Microsoft's diligent security experts, found the flaw.

Jan 10, 2006
6:22 PM EDT
Yeah. Microsoft didn't have enough resources.

They were all off doing damage control.

Jan 10, 2006
7:01 PM EDT
Microsoft would prefer not to discover any vulnerabilities in their own products. People might conclude that more vulnerabilities found means more vulnerabilities total. If they're smart, they really are finding and patching vulnerabilities inhouse, but only in the upcoming Vista. XP and 2003 patches will be held back until the vulnerabilities are rediscovered independently.

Jan 10, 2006
10:47 PM EDT
And with $50 billion a year going to R&D, who can afford to spend money on piddley security issues?

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