Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Starrob, Aug 4, 2005.
That didn't take long
Microsoft: Virus target won't be in Vista
Vista isn't even finished and the viruses are already there. Unbelievable.
or I don't know what to use.
Reports of First Vista Virus Inaccurate
I had a different source, but the news that the scripting environment which was allegedly "exploited" isn't going to ship with Vista is hardly going to dampen fears from techno-sceptics that Microsoft will eventually ship one of the most exploited operating systems in history.
As the OS gets more complex, the potential for exploits increases - as the big kid on the top of the fence, nothing will change - whatever M$ throws out will be a HUGE target, whether it's MONAD/MSH or something else, they WILL come under amazing attacks from virus/malware authors... delaying the release of the scripting language, or adding it only to the server edition of the OS will not prevent exploits - but we'll see how long it REALLY takes for some brainiac to release a "real" virus/malware for the upcoming vista.
Honestly, if I was writing viruses, I'd certainly NOT release one until there was a user-base to actually run the code... notoriety needs an audience - a few beta testers doesn't count as MUCH of an audience... at least YET!
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