Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 20:41 UTC, submitted by snds24
Windows A senior Microsoft executive has promised that its new operating system will be more secure than ever. Jean-Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft International, said that beefing-up security was one reason behind delays to Windows Vista. Microsoft has been criticised for flaws in previous systems that left users vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Mr Courtois said Microsoft had done "tons of work to make Vista a fantastic experience when it comes to security".
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RE[2]: never
by Morgul on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE: never"
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While I won't debate that it will be a better setup by default, there's a big mistake that they've been doing all over Vista... rewritting things from the ground up. there is an article (here: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=15399) that details the security holes in the networking stack. That alone is going to kill it's security.

Here's another problem with Security in Vista: UAC. Frankly that solution has only made things worse, not better. Why? Well, no one pays attention to an alarm that goes off every ten minutes.... And UAC is going to be so much a part of the user's experiance that they will ignore it, and always allow everything through... or worse, disable it. That's BAD from a security standpoint.

Something I would love to see Windows bring in some honest to goodness security guys (like this guy: http://www.schneier.com/blog/) to evaluate, and help design their systems. Ah, well, they'd just be told to do it like unix does things anyway. Oh well.

Edited 2006-10-10 21:20

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