Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 22:00 UTC
Internet Explorer Ah, the security vulnerability that was used in the Google attack. It's been around the internet about a million times now, and even governments have started advising people to move away from Internet Explorer. As is usually the case, however, the internet has really blown the vulnerability out of proportion. I'll get right to it: if your machine and/or network has been compromised via this vulnerability, then you most likely had it coming. No sympathy for you.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Yeah the parent is being slightly jerky by suggesting you're a MS lacky, but he's also got a bit of a point. We've only been talking about Buffer overflows and protection against them. Its an unfounded and unwarented leap from that to

In any case, the outstanding security track record of Windows Vista and Windows 7 remains largly untarnished. I never thought I'd say this, but hats off to the Windows team for (finally) delivering solid, secure products.


There are exploits for Vista. There have been security vulnerabilities. Is MS security improving? Yes, it finally is improving. Is it perfect, no its not. While you didn't explicitly say that its perfect. Saying its secure is pretty much the same thing in a lot of people's books.

It is always wise for security experts to be cautious in their statements concerning security. What was secure yesterday is no longer secure today. What is secure today, may not be tomorrow.

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