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Re: [News] Symantec Warns That Vista Will Not Be Secure

  • Subject: Re: [News] Symantec Warns That Vista Will Not Be Secure
  • From: Mark Kent <mark.kent@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:50:53 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • References: <1161169146.483716.47450@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>
  • User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:1171282
begin  oe_protect.scr 
Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Symantec: MS Making Vista Insecure
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Microsoft's partners are continuing to cry foul over the
>| decision to lock down the Windows Vista kernel with a
>| feature called PatchGuard, claiming an announcement
>| about sharing security APIs is simply a "red
>| herring" to fool the press.
> `----
> http://www.betanews.com/article/Symantec_MS_Making_Vista_Insecure/1161117633
> A few days earlier:
> Vista PatchGuard Hacked
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| "Hackers have already broken PatchGuard and can disable it.
>| This means that hackers can already get malicious code into
>| the Windows Vista kernel; while legitimate security vendors
>| can no longer protect it. This presents a serious new risk
>| for consumers and enterprises worldwide," stated Oliver
>| Friedrichs director of emerging technologies in Symantec
>| Security Respons.
> `----
> http://news.softpedia.com/news/Vista-PatchGuard-Hacked-37979.shtml
> This should be a compelling reason to get out of this
> relationship (with Microsoft) as early as possible. Vista might be
> as 'secure' as Windows XP. Symantec's CEO has already advised
> people to ditch the platform---his very own bread and butter.

This is backs against the wall time for MS.  They will stop at nothing
to grab whatever remaining market-share they can, and to try for another
round of lock-in based on Vista.  It seems to me that they do not expect
to be particularly successful in this, nor indeed do most analysts
and pundits believe that they will.  So, as this round is likely to be
the least successful for years, anything they can do to maximise their
own revenue, obviously as the expense of their "partners" (where else
could it come from?), they will do.  According to Mr Wong, they break
the law, too.

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
consultant, n.:
	Someone who knowns 101 ways to make love, but can't get a date.

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