(malware) Microsoft's security program manager uses Mozilla Firefox

[there's a very ironic update to this -- see bottom of article]

Wired 12.09: VIEW

"Security is really an industry-wide problem. Just this morning I had to install an update to Firefox to block a flaw that would've allowed an attacker to run a program on my system."

I've been saying for a long time that people should not use IE unless you come to a site that insist on IE and you really, really need to access that site.

Here's a possible "open mouth, insert foot" comment from no less a person than Stephen Toulouse, Microsoft's security program manager, who essentially admits to using Mozilla Firefox.

Oh and by the way, he also says "We're two and a half years down a much longer road; it's more of a 10-year timeline", so dont expect serious security improvements in MS products for a while :-)

Hilarious update! The flaw that he was talking about applies only to the Windows version of Mozilla/Firefox. The irony is that, after mis-informed reporters made it sound like Mozilla screwed up, people realised that it was in fact a Windows problem, and that not only IE but even MS-Word and MSN Messenger were vulnerable!

Now, if only they could issue a patch as quickly as Mozilla did, and if it could be as small and quick to install...! (the Mozilla patch is just over 1 kilobyte, by the way!]

see http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/07/12/HNmicromozilla_1.html

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