Big Surprise: Security Holes Found In Vista
from the open-windows dept
Throughout the (longer than expected) development of Vista, Microsoft has worked hard to push the idea that it wouldn't be burdened by the same sort of security problems as older versions of Windows. The company has beefed up the built-in security features and services of the software, much to the chagrin of some third-party security developers and the European Union, and one of its execs gave people the idea that Vista wouldn't need anti-virus software. Given all that, it's still not surprising to hear that researchers and hackers have found plenty of flaws in Vista, even before it's been released to consumers. It's the same type of stuff that's plagued Windows XP, like a browser flaw and a user-privileges hack, and just the sort of thing most people were expecting despite the company's incessant talk about Vista being more secure. The bad news for Microsoft is that things are probably only going to get worse: a new version of Windows was bound to be a massive target for hackers, and the company's security hype has likely only made it an even bigger one.