In his weekly technology column in the Sunday Post, Rob Pegoraro writes

Depending on how you feel about Microsoft, its new Windows Live OneCare security service either amounts to a welcome helping hand or a particularly sleazy protection racket.

I vote sleazy protection racket.

Ninety percent of what their “security service” protects against are things their own OS shouldn’t allow to happen in the first place.

Sure, I know tech writers have been pouring on the words about how my Mac has all kinds of security problems too. And that my computer, running no virus protection and the default firewall, is ripe for a melt down.


But until someone, besides tech writers needing a few hundred words to sell for their next column, offers evidence of a real problem, I’ll stick with a company that doesn’t have to sell “insurance” against itself.

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