Signing up for the Microsoft security program

Microsoft on security. Snicker.

I'm in Boston for a meeting with an Alfresco customer, and happened to have a few minutes before my 9:00 meeting. I scanned for open wireless networks and found a Microsoft guest access point, and tried to log on. The response was funny on a number of different levels:

Yes, I know the legal reasons for disclaiming all responsibility. But let's just say that Microsoft's track record on security might come into play, as well. I was going to tell them that I use a Mac and so am not susceptible to all of the attacks that plague Windows users, but I figured Microsoft wouldn't appreciate this. :-)

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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