Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE: Okay
by Devi1903 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 12:23 UTC in reply to "Okay"
Devi1903
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2009-11-05

Do we ever see a conclusive test? Security Vendors always over exaggerate and microsoft always defend themselves. Its business!

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RE[2]: Okay - pwn2own
by jabbotts on Tue 10th Nov 2009 15:42 in reply to "RE: Okay"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Current versions of the big name OS fully patched.

Granted, to remove the chance of target bias, it'd be interesting to have the competitors hit each of the machines with the lovelies they braught. It would show what vulnerability was present in all platforms or what mitigated it.

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RE[2]: Okay
by sbenitezb on Tue 10th Nov 2009 16:01 in reply to "RE: Okay"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

I hope Microsoft includes a really good Security Essentials with all Windows versions from now on, so these smoke and mirror companies disappear once and for all.

Edited 2009-11-10 16:01 UTC

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