Bill Brenner over at Search Security interviewed me for a piece on malware, patchguard and other things.
Symantec and McAfee were particularly critical of Microsoft over PatchGuard, and they were called crybabies by some in the media…
Eckelberry: I think the stand they took was absolutely warranted, and I don’t think it hurt the overall cause. There is often a general knee-jerk reaction when Symantec and McAfee complain about something Microsoft does, because people will inevitably think they’re just whining. However, what Microsoft has been doing with PatchGuard absolutely made their reaction justified. Symantec has a whole team that deals with Microsoft. You can bet their discussions broke down and went from a very diplomatic issue to turning into a press spat.
You can read the Q&A here.