Re: MS Security Warning Announcements Policy

From: Robert Moir (
Date: 12/12/02

From: "Robert Moir" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 09:38:54 -0000

Richard Davies wrote:
> Hi
> I am doing an assignment for my Design and Communication project and
> one of the components is to discuss the use of jargon v plain english
> in documents intended for the general public.
> I know that Microsoft have changed their policy on the wording of
> security announcements because of complaints that they made little
> sense to the man on the street. Can anyone direct me to any articles
> online about this? I have tried looking but have struggled to find
> anything particularly relevant.

Have you tried the security website itself and the press pass (press
releases, in plain English!) section of the Microsoft website? If they have
anything themselves, it should be in one of those sections and where better
to get your information than from the horse's mouth?