Microsoft's new identity: secure OS vendor?
Microsoft Windows Vista has been released! Well, released to enterprise customers, at least. Consumer and foreign language versions will be released in January...I've counted more than 180 new security improvements and features in Vista.
...Will Vista be hacked? Sure, anything super-popular gets hacked. IE 7 is the most likely target, of course, followed by Windows Mail (the Outlook Express replacement), because these applications have the highest visibility and hacker interest.
Which new services are likely to be hacked? I’d put my money on the RSS feeds, XML, and the new P2P and collaboration applications. Aside from the more than 70 new services, Vista has a lot of new file formats for hackers to explore, as well. Microsoft's new identity: secure OS vendor? | InfoWorld | Column | 2006-12-08 | By Roger A. Grimes
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