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[News] [Rival] Windows Vista Open to Hijacking, No Fix Available

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Vista vulnerabilities March on 

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| March's Patch Tuesday will see yet another critical fix for Microsoft's 
| flagship operating systems. 



Is Microsoft about to backtrack on “Vista for all”

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| Forcing companies to buy “pre-downgraded” PCs is a nonsense. And it doesn’t
| take account of consumers, particularly those who buy low-priced machines
| that aren’t capable of running Vista with the new aero interface (which has,
| all along, been one of the main hooks for consumers to switch to the
| software.)
| Another source hints that there may well be a stay of execution for XP before
| the month is out, though one that is very limited in nature.


Is Vista Still a Flop With IT?

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| "A year of overwhelmingly bad publicity, coupled with opportunities for
| continued XP 'downgrades' or potentially skipping over Vista for Windows 7,
| look to have meaningfully eroded support for Vista and are likely to impair
| the product's overall adoption," the Seattle Post-Intelligencer quoted the
| report as stating.


Critical vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services patched

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| Microsoft Security issued a patch today for a critical vulnerability
| affecting all supported editions of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista,
| Microsoft Office 2003, and the 2007 Microsoft Office System.


Microsoft Reissues Critical Security Fix for Bluetooth Stack in Windows XP

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| The failure in the original fix may be related to “two separate human
| issues,” said Budd.


Bumper bundle of Windows updates includes Vista patches

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| June's Patch Tuesday has brought a substantial crop of updates for Windows,
| including three critical patches for Vista =and other versions, calling into
| question Microsoft's "secure by design" claim for its latest operating
| system.


Nevis Labs Identifies Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Live OneCare

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| Nevis Networks, a market leader in secure switching and identity-based policy
| enforcement appliances, today announced that Nevis Labs has identified
| vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Live OneCare.


With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest

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| The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on
| the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that
| remained undefeated as conference organizers ended a three-way computer
| hacking challenge Friday at the CanSecWest conference.


Most Retailer Breaches Are Not Disclosed, Gartner Says

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| While nearly half of U.S. retailers have been hit with some kind of
| information security attack, only a small percentage of them have actually
| reported breaches to their customers, research company Gartner reports.


Students crack Microsoft CardSpace

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| Students at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, say they have found a way
| to steal security tokens in Microsoft's new CardSpace authentication
| framework. Attackers can apparently get access to protected, encrypted user
| data – such as passwords, credit card numbers, and delivery addresses – when
| they are transmitted.


Vista Called as Vulnerable as Predecessors

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| It looks as if Vista's reputation for improved security could be heading for
| the pages of history. PC Tools has renewed last week's attack on the platform
| with new figures that appear to back up its claim that Vista is almost as
| vulnerable as its predecessors.


Vista security credentials tarnished in malware survey

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| "[Vista]has been hailed by Microsoft as the most secure version of Windows to
| date. However, recent research conducted with statistics from over 1.4
| million computers within the ThreatFire community has shown that Windows
| Vista is more susceptible to malware than the eight year old Windows 2000
| operating system, and only 37 per cent more secure than Windows XP," said
| Simon Clausen, chief exec at PC Tools.


Vista as Insecure as Windows 2000

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