Feeds

McAfee hoping MS will live up to 'hollow' promises

Microsoft unimpressed

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

The latest in the never-ending ding-dong between Microsoft and Vista-twitchy security vendors was another snipe from McAfee yesterday, swiftly followed by the inevitable backbitching from Redmond today.

McAfee quickly came out to rubbish yesterday's reiterated promises from Redmond that it would hand over code crucial to security developers.

McAfee's Brussels lawyer Christopher Thomas said: "Despite pledges, press conferences, and speeches by Microsoft, the community of independent security companies that consumers rely on for computer protection has seen little indication that Microsoft intends to live up to the promises it made last week.

"We have been greatly disappointed by the lack of action by the company so far and Microsoft has not lived up, either in detail or in spirit, to the hollow assurances offered by their top management last week."

Ben Fathi, corporate vice president of Microsoft's security technology unit, said: "It's unfortunate that McAfee's lawyers are making these kinds of inaccurate and inflammatory statements."

Keep watching the Reg for the next enthrallingly unavoidable installment in the saga next week. Perhaps the EU might chip in with a statement.

Or just assume McAfee will say it is not being inflammatory, and then assume Microsoft will say it is, then assume...then lose the will to live. ®

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
Grim diversity numbers dumped alongside Facebook earnings
Bose says today IS F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.