While Ransomware is not necessarily news, this article caught our attention as it maps to our overall opinions on Microsoft's revenue strategy (including audits). From the article:
'Meanwhile, a core business strategy for Microsoft and other software sellers involves persuading people to upgrade to newer software versions like Windows 10. In this context, companies may have an incentive not to fix security vulnerabilities in older software—but instead treat those vulnerabilities an inducement to upgrade.
"One way to view it might be: they made a defective product that the current laws don't make them liable for, and force you to buy a new product or else you are vulnerable to harm from the existing product," a government official, told the Financial Times.'
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