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Except that Microsoft has a pretty stellar reputation when it comes to security procedures. They're well known as being among the best in the industry.

Well, they've certainly cleaned up their act, but I definitely wouldn't say that they're known to be among the best in the industry.. I remember just a few year ago, you could get to ring0 in Windows and install a rootkit just via the registry.. Let's not forget all the hotmail vulnerabilities similar to this that have been active for an indeterminate amount of time..

A few years is an enormous period of time especially when it comes to tech and infosec.

No they don't. They have a reputation for taking months to respond to security issues, responding with "yeah whatever, we'll look into it" and then doing nothing for months, leaving software vulnerable to known exploits because "its not patch day yet", and similar bullshit.

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