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Re: [News] Vista Already Exposed to Security Threats

On 1 Dec 2006 00:58:37 -0800, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> All articles are new:
> Windows Vista's first malware warning
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>| Web-based email services expose Windows Vista
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> http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=7748

Oh gee... let's see

> Three of the top ten malware threats run on Microsoft Vista, Sophos
> tests show
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>| Sophos tested each piece of malware in the top ten on the Vista
>| operating system to establish whether users running Vista without
>| any third-party security software would avoid infection.
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> http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2006/11/toptennov.html?_log_from=rss

Funny that you left out the actual results:

"While Vista's email client stops Stratio-Zip, Netsky-D and MyDoom-O, the
malware slips past Vista's defences when users receive infected messages

Vista's email client prevents infection.


"However, even if the malware Sophos identified slips through in an email,
customers won't necessarily be affected, another researcher said. "


"Additional Vista security mechanisms should protect users, said Mikko
Hyppönen, chief research officer at F-Secure. If a customer opens an
infected malware file, Vista would warn and question the user before
allowing the malware to wreak havoc. "These particular examples of malware
probably wouldn't still be able to successfully infect the machine unless
the user specifically allows it," he said."

In other words, Vista is not vulnerable to any of the top 10 attacks,
unless a user "specifically allows it".

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