Bill Gates on Security

In his latest executive e-mail, Bill Gates talks of the continuously evolving Security challenges and outlines the steps Microsoft has taken over the last year to address these challenges.

In the past year we have created new product-design methodologies, coding practices, test procedures, security-incident handling and product-support processes that meet the objectives of this security framework: Secure by Design...Secure by Default...Secure in Deployment...Communications

And he needs some help from the customers on three things,

1) stay up to date on patches, 2) use anti-virus software and keep it up to date with the latest signatures, and 3) use firewalls.