“A computer security expert who contributed to a paper deeply critical of Microsoft has been dismissed by his employer, a consulting company that works closely with the software giant,” John Borland reports for CNET News.com.
Dan Geer, a longtime computer security researcher along with several colleagues released a study this past Wednesday that “called the ubiquity of Microsoft software a hazard to the economy and to national security,” Borland reports. “Cambridge, Mass-based @Stake, where Geer worked as chief technical officer, said in a statement Thursday that the researcher had not gotten his employers’ approval for the study’s release, and that he was no longer associated with the company.”
A Microsoft spokesperson said Microsoft had nothing to do with Geer’s dismissal, according to Borland’s report.
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