Microsoft has decided to blame the victim for their public humiliation at the hands of people who write viruses and worms that take advantage of their software. According to Microsoft flack Scott Culp, security professionals (link from Medley) bear responsibility for the attacks because they publicize security holes in Microsoft software and explain what, exactly, those security holes are. I think this pretty clearly illustrates why Microsoft’s products have so many security holes in the first place — the company’s employees refuse to take responsibility for their poor design decisions and inadequate testing.