Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 27th Dec 2006 01:25 UTC, submitted by Sphinx
Windows Microsoft is facing an early crisis of confidence in the quality of its Windows Vista operating system as computer security researchers and hackers have begun to find potentially serious flaws in the system that was released to corporate customers late last month. On Dec. 15, a Russian programmer posted a description of a flaw that makes it possible to increase a user's privileges on all of the company's recent operating systems, including Vista. Update by Thom: Ars thinks the situation is hot air, mostly, something I agree with (a cracker already has to have login credentials for the flaws to be of any use).
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RE[3]: All OSes will have flaws
by postmodern on Wed 27th Dec 2006 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: All OSes will have flaws"
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2006-01-27

Rate of security patches only indicates they are fixing the vulnerabilities, not that the system is insecure as a whole.

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RE[4]: All OSes will have flaws
by jango on Thu 28th Dec 2006 04:25 in reply to "RE[3]: All OSes will have flaws"
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2006-11-22

the fact remains that in win-xp there are 13 known ways to compromise the system and Microsoft has not pathced these holes in 1 year and 4 months when the last one was found

and yes measuring security can to an extent be carried through the number of unpatched vulnerabilities.

seriously think before you speak- maybe you could use your mind for good.

lets compare the latest Kubuntu to the latest win-xp

how many ways can you get into the Kubuntu- vs win-xp

in Kubuntu/ubuntu there are 0 unpatched vulnerabilities

now you sleeze tell me which OS is more secure

go suck steve ballmer

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