Playing it safe with Windows Vista
The software maker is promoting the use of Windows Security Center, a feature in the long awaited operating system, as a way for Web sites and third party software programs to gauge the security status of customer PCs. This could be used to deny computers that aren't fully protected access to online services, which ultimately is good for user safety, Microsoft said.
"Let's say you're trying to buy something online, and before you enter your credit card information, the site checks if you're up to date and gives a green light," said Adrien Robinson, a director in Microsoft's trustworthy computing group. Playing it safe with Windows Vista | CNET News.com
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