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Russinovich: Malware will thrive, even with Vista's UAC

Despite all the anti-malware roadblocks built into Windows Vista, a senior Microsoft official is lowering the security expectations, warning that viruses, password-stealing Trojans and rootkits will continue to thrive as malware authors adapt to the new operating system.

April 23, 2007 by

Apple gives you a virus on iPod, blames Microsoft

In a disgusting display of arrogance and insincerity, Apple shipped Video iPods loaded with a virus and blames Microsoft for not being "more hardy" against it.  Apple writes:As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it.

October 17, 2006 by

McAfee in the news

  According to numerous reports, McAfee has released an updated DAT file that mistakenly identifies hundreds of legitimate executables as viruses, including Microsoft Excel.  I for one do not criticize McAfee for this.

March 13, 2006 by

Microsoft on security and spyware

While at the Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Professional) Global Summit last week I spent some time exploring the Microsoft website for information about security and spyware.  One of the presenters in the security sessions mentioned that Microsoft has a customer support line for help with security updates, viruses, worms and the like.

October 3, 2005 by

Be prepared to pay for security

In an ideal world, Microsoft would make secure software, users would apply patches, and virus writers wouldn't write viruses. But this is not an ideal world, so there is only one option

August 23, 2005

IronPort C60

This is an impressive big-company email security solution with top-name antivirus and anti-spam tools. But this market is very crowded, and alternatives do more for less.

November 19, 2004 by

Millions of Bagle worms kill the Windows XP2 firewall

Three new variants of the Bagle worm, which can disable the latest firewall protection in Windows, were discovered on Friday and antivirus companies are expecting a surge of infections during the day. Earlier this year Microsoft released a major security update for Windows XP, which was designed to strengthen the operating system's defences against attack from viruses and hackers.

October 31, 2004 by

Critical XP SP2 Alert: Cancel all non-AMD system buys

Leading up to the release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, several Microsoft executives have cited a feature called Data Execution Prevention (DEP) as a key sentry in the fight against viruses and worms that load themselves into areas of a computer's memory normally reserved for data.

August 5, 2004 by

Can Microsoft bounty end viruses?

Microsoft claims its reward program was responsible for the arrest of the suspected author of the Sasser worm, but some experts say money alone will not clear up security problems.

May 10, 2004 by

Unix is not immune

There is undoubtedly a huge difference in the number of viruses written for Microsoft platforms and those written for Unix. However, contrary to popular belief, this is not because Microsoft platforms are vulnerable to viruses whereas Unix are not.

November 13, 2003 by

Xandros polishes its desktop Linux

In a move that could appeal to customers ready to ditch Microsoft after the summer's spate of worms and viruses, Xandros announced its latest desktop version of Linux on Wednesday. The update to the operating system is based on Debian GNU/Linux, a fully free version of the open-source software, and the KDE desktop system.

November 12, 2003 by

Eno Tsin - fighting insanity, and winning

Most of the technology tools we have are there to serve other tools - anti-virus products would be redundant without the presence of computer viruses, while the latter is useless without Microsoft Outlook, declares Eno Tsin, 36-year-old chief technology officer of INNAWORKS.

June 30, 2001 by

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