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Yet More Security Reasons to Give Microsoft a Miss

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - In the wake of Microsoft's dire financial results, it might seem a little unsporting to draw attention to more of the company's problems. But its continuing stranglehold on companies and governments around the world means that such measures are justified, not least because people are suffering as result - millions of them.

That's not just my hyperbole, but a simple statement of the facts, as this extraordinary story about South Korea demonstrates:

Korea’s reliance on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and ActiveX software is being blamed for enabling a spate of hacks that have compromised more than 100 million user records from the country over the past five years.