Summary: Latest versions of Windows suffer from instability problems which Microsoft is trying to resolve even without waiting for the monthly patching cycle; fake “anti-virus” software targets Windows increasingly
Those issues are presented by the Microsoft boosters as “stability” “fixes”* as though they indicate that there are no security issues in Vista 7 (that’s part of the spin), but as we saw before, Vista 7 is full of holes, more so than predecessors perhaps. To name some older posts:
- Vista 7 Cracked Again
- Trend Micro: Vista 7 Less Secure Than Vista
- Vista 7 Less Secure Than Predecessors? Remote BSoD Now Possible!
- Cybercrime Rises and Vista 7 is Already Open to Hijackers
- Vista 7: Broken Apart Before Arrival
- Department of Homeland Security ‘Poisoned’ by Microsoft; Vista 7 is Open to Hijackers Again
- Vista 7 Security “Cannot be Fixed. It’s a Design Problem.”
- Why Vista 7 Could be the Least Secure Operating System Ever
- Journalists Suggest Banning Windows, Maybe Suing Microsoft Over DDoS Attacks
- Vista 7 Vulnerable to Latest “Critical” Flaws
- Vista 7 Seemingly Affected by Several More “Critical” Flaws This Month
- Reason #1 to Avoid Vista 7: Insecurity
- Vista 7 Left Hijackable Again (Almost a Monthly Recurrence)
Also in the news, we are now hearing from Google that fake “anti-virus” software for Windows is being used to hijack people’s computers and their data.
The MSBBC insinuates that not only Windows is affected by this:
More than half of the fake software – which predomianntly targets Windows machines – was delivered via adverts, Google said.
Unless it can be proven that fake “anti-virus” software is being delivered to platforms other than Windows (and also reported in this way by Google), the word “predominantly” (the BBC can’t even spellcheck) should really be removed. More reporters should call out Windows. █
* Notice the use of positive language and compare with “instability bugs” or “crash errors” for example; it’s somewhere along the lines of Digital “Rights” Management (DRM).