A seasoned hacker believes Microsoft is now more secure than both Apple and
Adobe.Marc Maiffret, who once faced FBI agents waving a gun in his face over his
hacking exploits aged 17, now works trying to find security flaws in Microsoft's
software and well as tackling malware.
"Now when you look at Microsoft today they do more to secure their software
than anyone. They're the model for how to do it. They're not perfect; there's
room for improvement. But they are definitely doing more than anybody else in
the industry, I would say," Maiffret told CNET News."From an internal process in
how they go about auditing their code and securing software from a technical
perspective, they do have one of the best models. The area they still have room
for improvement is around time lines of how long it takes for them to fix things."