CTO fired for MS critical report

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  1. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGASNQR81LD.html

     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    He was probably volunteered--the truth shall set you free--litterally. :(
     
  3. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    pretty shifty thing for them to do. props to the guy for standing up for what he feels, though.
     
  4. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    AtStake is a computer security company. It is also the company that bought L0pht and retained many of its "security experts". If he was in fact fired for stating the obvious and doing his job - pointing out security problems - it is a very bad decision on atstakes part.
     
  5. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    atstake

    atStake's #1 client is Microsoft. It is just a complany who reports all vulnurabilities to Micrsoft and getting a paid millions of dollars. So, it is bascially a Microsoft's mouth piece - only when microsoft is ready to release a patch, they will announce vulnurabilities.

    The report is major blow to M$. Microsoft controls a lot of top guns in the industry, and whoever speaks against m$ is history.
     
  6. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Though I don't think M$ itself wanted the guy fired for what he said, it was indirectly responsible.

    He released the report (which was all true BTW) outside the company, on his own time, not violating any NDAs or using confidential, job related knowledge, or anything. But he did do something that @stake thought would pi$$ off their biggest client. They were so afraid of the image that M$ itself created, that they wound up bringing even more attention to this than it probably would have normally gotten.

    Irony is delicious.
     
  8. Viv macrumors regular

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    The only thing needed for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.

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