Code writers’ responsibility

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Last month, David Litchfield, managing director of security software company NGS Software, wrote an open letter to Bugtraq criticizing the way Oracle had handled patching a series of flaws in its database products. He urged Oracle's customers to complain to the company demanding "a better security response."

Litchfield said the company took up to eight months to deliver a series of patches that still did not fix the problem. He's not the only one having problems with the software industry. Former White House cybersecurity adviser Howard Schmidt also laid into developers and called on governments ...

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