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[News] [Rival] Vista 7 Has Serious Security Bugs, Vista to Get No Patches Anymore, Conficker Still Runs Rampant

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Vista 7 Has Serious Security Bugs, Vista to Get No Patches Anymore, Conficker Still Runs Rampant
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:00:34 +0100
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Microsoft to Patch Unhackable Windows 7 Bug

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| Later today, Microsoft will play it safe by 
| patching a Windows 7 bug that it says can't 
| be exploited.
| Of the 11 security bulletins that will be 
| released in a few hours, "Bulletin 7" will 
| address one or more vulnerabilities in 
| Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 
| 2003.


Microsoft slams coffin lid on Vista

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| Microsoft has killed support for its unloved 
| Windows Vista operating system today.
| The company announced in February that the 
| service pack-free version of its post-XP, 
| pre-Windows 7 OS would hit end of life 
| support in April.
| This means that from today, the OS which hit 
| manufacturers in late 2006 is left entirely 
| at the mercy of hackers who might wish to 
| exploit the now unsupported code.


China Reports Millions of Conficker Worm Infections

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| China had about 7 million Internet Protocol 
| (IP) addresses infected with Conficker B at 
| the end of last year, according to a recent 
| annual security report posted on the Web site 
| of China's National Computer Network 
| Emergency Response Technical Team (CNCERT). 
| The number of infections varied during the 
| second half of the year, which the report 
| covered, but was higher than 5 million during 
| all but one week.



Intel hits migration delays with Windows 7

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| Intel faces challenges in migrating from
| Windows XP to Windows 7, including
| application incompatibility and system
| readiness, the company said.
| Intel worked with Microsoft to develop
| Windows 7 into a stable operating system, but
| there is still a lot of heavy lifting
| involved before migrating PCs to the new OS
| inside Intel's environment, wrote Intel staff
| engineer Roy Ubry in a blog entry. Challenges
| include issues related to backward
| application compatibility, web browser
| support, 64-bit computing and privacy
| controls.


Intel: Just 3,000 employees run Windows 7

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| Despite the firm's rapid turnaround of PCs and its very public
| partnership with Microsoft, Bryant said that so far it had
| shifted just 3,000 of its 80,000 plus employees onto Windows 7.

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