Symantec finds flaws with Vista

Along with an all new UI, Microsoft is touting an improved focus on security as one of the central features of Vista. However, security firm Symantec is not that impressed with what it has seen so far in the beta builds of Vista. Of particular concern is the networking code: in a report to be released today, the company claims that Vista's new networking technology is "less stable" than that of Windows XP.

Vista is being given an improved networking stack, including support for IPv6. However, Symantec has found a number of security flaws as well as features that Symantec believes could put users at risk of attack. In particular, the company highlights Vista's support for Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP), which will enable dynamic name publication and resolution without the need for a central server. Symantec finds flaws with Vista

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 19th July 2006 1:30AM