via the eponymous Iain Thomson, whilst plying his trade at El Reg, comes this astonishing tale of the profoundly stupifying incompetence at Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS: MSFT) in regards to the Redmond, Washington software leveiathan’s askew morality… This time, focused on the company’s complaints targeting the National Security Agency’s stockpiling of exploitation bits, yet also, dancing the stockpile two-step… Simply astounding.

“Most crucially, it’s more than a little grating for Microsoft, its executives, and its PR machine, to be so shrill about the NSA stockpiling zero-day exploits when the software giant is itself nesting on a pile of fixes – critical fixes it’s keeping secret unless you pay it top dollar. Suddenly, it’s looking more like the robber baron we all know, and less like the white knight in cyber armor” – via Iain Thomson writing at El Reg


from Stockpiled


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