A BBC article about calls from a group of researchers to make laws that would punish software companies that make insecure software. Yes, okay, the Microsoft jokes are way too easy on this one, so I'll leave them to your imagination. However, I do think that such a law could be a pretty dangerous precedent. While it could be a good thing to force software makers to make their software more sercure, it could open up a ton of other problems and also make things a lot more difficult for smaller software developers that would have to do extra work as well. In the end it's nearly impossible to make perfectly secure software - and depending on how the law is structured it could place quite a burden on a lot of software developers who couldn't handle it.
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