[FoRK] MS Skynet: Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Tue May 10 10:16:20 PDT 2011


Oh, you don't know Bolcer's Corollary to Wheeler's premise?

Any Infosec issue in computer science can be solved at another 
abstraction level through indirection to make it someone else's problem.

Greg


On 5/10/2011 9:43 AM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
> Wayne Baisley wrote on 5/10/2011 8:32 AM:
>> David Edmondson wrote:
>>
>>> @TalkingMoose: At first Microsoft weren't sure. But Skype had them at
>>> "unpatched security vulnerability"
>>
>> So everyday can be Patch-In Tuesday!
>
> To be fair, an operating system is really complex and huge and ugly, so
> it's expected to have lots of bugs. But it takes real talent to find a
> way to get a security problem into an AV codec and IM client. Microsoft
> has just the unique pool of talent to keep that up.
>
> Skype is already a bloated P.O.S. The mac client just barely works. And
> I'd like to see Skype or Facetime operate over a SATCOM link like
> http://vsee.com/
>

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