26/12/2006

GUESS WHAT? VISTA'S VULNERABLE...


Microsoft's new operating system Windows Vista, has already been pulled apart by hackers and security firms who have found several vulnerabilities already.

That was to be expected. If anyone thought Microsoft was going to deliver a water-tight product this time they were dreaming. It's a shame because from a user interface point of view and in terms of functionality, Vista is a good improvement on Windows XP. I've been playing around with it for a while and in conjunction with Office 2007, it's a powerful package. Hopefully Microsoft gets it together with Service Pack 1 to plug the gaps that have been found. There'll be plenty more holes discovered, no doubt. That tends to happen when every hacker in the world is looking for a way into your shiny new operating system. Nothing will change as long as MS has such a huge market share of the OS market. With Google and Sun be the ones to change that in 2007 - 2008?

2 comments:

Juha said...

Vista is actually more secure than XP for a variety of reasons but it is interesting to note that Microsoft installs Defender by default with it. Also, Vista nags you to get an antivirus...

Juha said...

Wrightsons apparently dumped Freeth...