QOTD - Bill Gates on Trustworthy Computing

So now, when we face a choice between adding features and resolving security issues, we need to choose security. Our products should emphasize security right out of the box, and we must constantly refine and improve that security as threats evolve. [...] If we discover a risk that a feature could compromise someone’s privacy, that problem gets solved first. If there is any way we can better protect important data and minimize downtime, we should focus on this. These principles should apply at every stage of the development cycle of every kind of software we create, from operating systems and desktop applications to global Web services.
-- Bill Gates, at the time (2002) Chairman and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft

Src: Bill Gates' Trustworthy Computing Memo (from Microsoft, dated Jan 15, 2002, RTF format)

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