Windows is not a security nightmare

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by bigc73542, Jun 2, 2004.

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Line to story: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/01/1086058840938.html

     
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    This was supposed written in response to the Why Windows is a security nightmare article - so you might expect it to at least attempt to address some of the points raised there about the inadequacies of Windows Update, the vulnerability of the Registry and the default setup of unnecessary services like Windows Messenger.

    The plugin for Symantec's V2i Protector is singularly ill-judged here also. Imaging software should be used to allow recovery from hard disk failure and similar catastrophes - but cannot provide trojan/virus/worm protection simply because many do not reveal their presence for a time (making it likely that backups will also be affected by the time the user discovers something is amiss).

    All in all, an article that does not live to its title - and shows that security professionals have a lot more educating to do. :(
     
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    I haven't told my mother-in-law that she can expect an 80 meg download of SP2 real soon now.





    I wonder how long that will take on dial up :cool:
     
  4. dak

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    5 hours, 20 minutes - give or take.... :eek:

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