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RobertoOrtiz
10-17-2006, 01:45 PM
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"Microsoft said on Monday it had provided some essential data to dozens of security software firms on Monday so their products can work smoothly with the new Vista operating system. "


>>LINK<< (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061016/tc_nm/microsoft_ballmer_dc;_ylt=AhisPfVdpV4TrI.CgrGMPxCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3cjE0b2MwBHNlYwM3Mzg)

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almux
10-17-2006, 07:52 PM
Vista is secure (supposed to be meant though)! What the hell are these security firms gonna do with it?

pixelmonk
10-17-2006, 07:57 PM
Vista is secure (supposed to be meant though)! What the hell are these security firms gonna do with it?

They ARE security firms meaning they test and validate. I'm not sure why you posted.

pgp_protector
10-17-2006, 08:28 PM
They ARE security firms meaning they test and validate. I'm not sure why you posted.

The stink was caused by the anti Virus software companies not having low level access to the OS to "better protect" you.

pixelmonk
10-17-2006, 08:32 PM
The stink was caused by the anti Virus software companies not having low level access to the OS to "better protect" you.


well yeah, but I'm not sure why he posted what he did. By giving Vista to these firms, it can only help Microsoft, Vista and its users. It's a good thing.

Fredl
10-17-2006, 10:34 PM
It turns out that people who create "rootkit" malware are looking forward to the release of Vista because it presents them with many new opportunities to infect it with more of these hideous "viruses".

http://www.emailbattles.com/2005/12/13/security_aacciifeca_fi/

Microsoft had originally wanted to create a monopoly for its "Defender" anti-virus subscription service. Now they're scared of the Department Of Justice coming after them. So they are now going to let other companies (like Symmantec and McAfee) offer alternatives.

There will be a huge industry making profits out of selling anti-malware products for Windows Vista.

pgp_protector
10-18-2006, 12:43 AM
It turns out that people who create "rootkit" malware are looking forward to the release of Vista because it presents them with many new opportunities to infect it with more of these hideous "viruses"
....snip...


Like Sony ? :D

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