[LINK] security problems are not always Microsoft's fault

David Goldstein wavey_one at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 6 14:05:44 AEDT 2008

Why am I not surprised amongst all the Microsoft bashing, some justified, some not, on Link that a report that shows security issues are not always Microsoft’s fault gets no mentions?

Anyway, Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report shows security for Windows “has significantly improved, while at the same time the threat of computer viruses, frauds and other online scourges has become much more serious,” reports the New York Times. And security vulnerabilities have shifted to individual programmes.

“In comparing Web browser vulnerabilities in Windows XP and Windows Vista in the first half of the year, the new report found that while Microsoft could be blamed for half of the top 10 vulnerabilities in Windows XP, the top 10 browser vulnerabilities under Vista all came from third-party add-on software from companies like Apple and RealNetworks.”

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