Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jul 2006 17:47 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Privacy, Security, Encryption A new report from Symantec security researchers contends that Microsoft's much-awaited Vista operating system could harbor a range of vulnerabilities that will make it less secure than previous iterations of Windows. According to research published July 18 by Symantec, a number of Vista's software components, specifically a handful of protocols related to its redesigned networking technologies, could become security loopholes if Microsoft does not fix the problems or ensure that the product is configured appropriately to hide the glitches when it is shipped.
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by DonQ on Thu 20th Jul 2006 20:53 UTC
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2005-06-29

Slightly offtopic, but I can't take Symantec seriously. Of course they make valid points (new code has new bugs and vulnerabilities for sure), but (like stated in some previous postings) they mainly need to keep their business alive.

Dealing with infected computers on daily basis, Symantec/NAV does often happily co-exist with various trojans. There are some products (F-Secure for example), which usually can keep PC clean - although I couldn't recommend such products either - too heavy resource usage (in par with NAV).

Example of one Symantec product:

http://symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/overview.jsp?pcid=vp&p...

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