Security expert Marc Maiffret claims Microsoft's software is now more secure than both Apple and Adobe, and that until recently, the latter two firms didn't take security serious enough.
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."