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Microsoft To Get Malware Bailout In Germany

December 8th, 2009 12:36 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

hweimer writes “The German government plans on paying to set up a call center to help Windows users with malware infections. I think this has the effect of being a malware bailout for Microsoft, discouraging them and other software companies from writing better code and giving users little incentive to switch to more secure alternatives. How much government money is needed to run the call center is also not revealed.” The call center, running in cooperation with ISPs (but not manufacturers), is envisioned to have a staff of about 40.

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