“I don’t know why we put up with software problems the way we do,” he said. “Every week I read some new disaster of a security nature. There’s the Target stuff being taken; the entire British license database was compromised. Every week you can read something like that, and there tends to be an attitude in the press that glitches are inevitable. ‘Glitch’ is a nasty word, and you can’t really stop them, and we have a whole culture of unreliable software.
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“Isn’t it amazing we’re using an OS where, if you click on an attachment in an e-mail you can completely compromise a machine? Yet we blame the people who click the images, but it’s the fault of the OS, and I can’t believe people put up with it. Sometimes you see stories of young hackers being thrown in jail for getting into systems. If I had top security data on my desk and I left my door open and unlocked and someone walked in, there would be two people in trouble. I feel that when it comes to OS security we just don’t hold the producers of that software accountable.”