Vista May Not Be As Secure As Microsoft Thought

One of the biggest selling points for Windows Vista was the fact that it would be dramatically more secure then Windows XP, and for this reason, all users should look towards making the move to the new operating system. Now that Vista has been out for a few days and people have had time to play with it, it seems Windows Vista may not be as secure as advertised.

"It's dramatically more secure than, say, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP," said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure. "However, it's fundamentally not more secure than operating systems like FreeBSD, QNX, AS/400 etc," he said. "I would claim it's not even as secure as another operating system from Microsoft; namely the operating system inside the Xbox 360."

It's fair to scrutinize a new product and Windows Vista is no exception but lets remember, the reason Microsoft includes a updating utility is so these issues can be addressed in the future. Lets remember our good friend Windows XP and how it took two service packs to reach the security levels it has now.

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