gi7omy Posted December 13, 2006 Report Share Posted December 13, 2006 Just received an interesting article "...Last month a Sophos researcher installed Vista on a PC and tried to introduce the top 10 malware threats for November to it, O'Brien said. First, the researcher introduced the malware through the Windows Mail Client, the new version of Outlook Express. Vista successfully defended against all 10 attacks. But then the researcher tried to penetrate Vista with the malware by introducing it through a Web-based personal email account. Vista resisted seven of them, but Mydoom, Netsky and Stration all succeeded in their attacks. Microsoft said Sophos' findings did not demonstrate a security vulnerability in Vista. "Based on our initial investigation, Microsoft can confirm that these [malware] variants do not take advantage of a security vulnerability," a Microsoft spokesman said. "Rather, they rely on social engineering to infect a user's system. ..." So - three malware got through - but it's NOT down to Vista security????? http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/originalCo...&uid=762329 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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