[Full-Disclosure] Gates: 'You don't need perfect code' for good security

james hackerwacker at cybermesa.com
Sat Nov 1 02:04:58 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 18:35, Andrew D Kirch wrote:
> You guys missed it, Gates is utterly right.  There is no such thing as perfect code. 

Hmmm, I think that is a given. Even my ponytail knows that ! 
Gates just has a talent with spin. 

>  Where he errs is that his code is utter and unremarkable crap based on poorly conceived designs based on a percieved difficulty of use problem.  The simple solution was to design it for the average person and then tell anyone who couldn't figure it out to get stuffed.
> Sadly that didn't happen here, or when dcom came out, or when activex sucked, or when dcom came out again, or every time they release Outlook (Express).

Yep, change the prompt, shoehorn 32 bits onto 8 bits and "we are done

James Edwards
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