When hackers crash their systems while developing viruses, the code is often sent directly to Microsoft, according to one of its senior security architects, Rocky Heckman.
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When hackers crash their systems while developing viruses, the code is often sent directly to Microsoft.
From a security perspective, Adobe looks an awful lot like Microsoft did back when Windows was getting blasted by viruses and vulnerabilities and before the company beefed up its defenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Are MyDoom offshoots an attempt to throw Microsoft off-balance?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On a tour of Asia, the Sun Microsystems' CEO hits out at rival Microsoft, saying that viruses are a feature in .Net Microsoft and that Java is tops for developers.
To address growing concerns over bugs and viruses that target its software, Microsoft has released a new patch for its Web server software and plans new security tools for customers.
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.
Microsoft admits to a flaw in the way its e-mail programshandle birthday data in electronic business cards--or VCards--opening the door to malicious viruses and Trojan horses.
Christmas has come early in the worldof Internet viruses. Navidad is a wormfrom South America that infects Microsoft Outlook users.
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