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[3]: never
by noamsml on Wed 11th Oct 2006 10:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: never"
noamsml
Member since:
2005-07-09

1. As for the fresh new code,you have to remember that they've been testing their stuff quite vigorously, so the jury is still out on this one.

2. Unix-esque security is definitely not the ultimate security scheme against modern attacks targeted at home computers. These attacks don't try to harm the system, but instead simply want to run on it and exploit its resources or display advertisements to the user. These activities don't require root access, they just require one security hole in any app the user runs.

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RE[4]: never
by netpython on Wed 11th Oct 2006 12:04 in reply to "RE[3]: never"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Unix-esque security is definitely not the ultimate security scheme against modern attacks targeted at home computers.

It's not the holy grail,but what is?
Many simple design features could help to make it a lot more difficult to take advantage.

These attacks don't try to harm the system, but instead simply want to run on it and exploit its resources or display advertisements to the user.

What's the difference,i wouldn't want that either.And i think hardly any user.

These activities don't require root access, they just require one security hole in any app the user runs.

Most users are root by default.I think very few users run w2k/XP professional where you have limited user versus administrator separation.

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