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10.09.09

Vista 7 Left Hijackable Again (Almost a Monthly Recurrence)

Posted in Microsoft, Security, Vista 7, Windows at 10:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Vista 7 has new security flaws in it and Microsoft reveals “largest-ever patch Tuesday”

THE reality behind Vista 7 includes some harsh facts about insecurities. Vista 7 has had many severe security flaws so far, and it’s not even released yet. See for instance:

This great number of vulnerabilities shatters the Microsoft myth that its operating system’s market share (on the desktop) is the cause of all problems. Upon product launch, Vista 7 will be dangerous ‘out of the box’.

Slashdot’s headline states that “Microsoft Plans Largest-Ever Patch Tuesday” and the referenced article makes it clear that Vista 7 is also affected.

Unlucky 13 sets record as biggest-ever patch day, includes first-ever for Windows 7 RTM

[...]

The company will ship a total of 13 updates next week, eight of them pegged “critical,” the highest threat ranking in its four-step scoring system, beating the previous record of 12 updates shipped in February 2007 and again in October 2008.

That’s another one for the list of Vista 7 security flaws. But it’s only the tip of the iceberg. “[G]reat explanation on Microsoft.com of the terrible cost of Windows’ susceptibility to viruses,” writes Glyn Moody, who has just found this embarrassing page which would be a valuable reference to claims that Windows flaws cost the economy trillions of dollars.

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  1. Yuhong Bao said,

    October 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm

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    Note that malware is always the writer’s fault, regardless of OS, but if they exploit any security vulnerabilities, they are always the vendor’s fault. I would like to suggest again to do an actual comparison of Windows security vulnerabilities vs Linux security vulnerabilities.

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