Vista

  Miros 15:55 06 Feb 07
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The much touted Vista seems already showing vulnerabilities.

Taken from todays top story.( PC Advisor )
..."Vista antispyware fails security test
Live OneCare not good enough for Virus Bulletin
PC Advisor staff.
Microsoft's Windows Vista OS has already failed a major security test...."

Looks like hackers et al are going to have a field day. I suppose while they are making hay exploiting the Vista vulnerabilities etc, they will be spending less time on other OS which will indirectly be to the advantage of those that give Vista a miss. I for one will one of those because of the negative things I have heard about Vista plus the cost of converting I will give it a miss.

  Zero G 16:13 06 Feb 07

When a company brings out a new product with as much hype as Microsoft did with Vista you will always get those who want to show how vulnerable the product is to hackers & viruses.

That’s why some user will wait until service pack 1 is shipped in Q3 of this year.

  Totally-braindead 16:16 06 Feb 07

Agree with Zero G this is no surprise to me it was exactly the same when XP came out. The hackers will be targetting Vista which might mean for XP users a lessening in the attacks as they will be specifically going after Vista.

  freaky 19:00 07 Feb 07

The McAfee AV also failed the test run by Virus Bulletin. Evidently they used an older version of McAfee which did not have the latest virus updates.

I'm sceptical about this article, and suspect it was a ploy by Virus Bulletin to enrol new subscribers.

  dmc727 22:19 07 Feb 07

Virus Bulletin and Sophos are bed fellows.

So how can this report be deemed as independent research!

  Kate B 11:54 08 Feb 07

Remember also that the AV software vendors are miffed with Microsoft, which had the revolutionary idea of locking down the kernel of Vista so that applications can't patch it.

The security software merchants wailed and threw hissy fits saying Microsoft was abusing its monopoly position by in effect rendering their products unnecessary. I'd have thought making the OS more secure was a *good* thing, but Microsoft backed down. So relations have been a bit strained as a result.

Also, security software vendors want you to buy their software so it's in their interests to put out stories like this.

  Miros 14:52 08 Feb 07

Extract from:click here

Concerns are being raised about the impact of Windows Vista by those involved with computer recycling and environmental organisations.
Terry Maguire, MD of Computer Remarketing Services, which specialises in the recycling of IT equipment, has highlighted specifically the impact of legislation resulting from the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive.
He claimed that the real cost of launching the new OS will come in the form of the safe disposal of legacy systems that can't run Vista. It's a cost that will be passed onto thousands of other businesses when the laws come into force, in July of this year.

  Miros 15:07 08 Feb 07

Seems that was the wrong link try this instead.click here

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