Windows Vista less secure than XP

Written by Luke    Tuesday, 18 July 2006 06:44

Although Microsoft is touting Vista as their most secure OS ever, Symantec examined the new Vista networking technology and determined that it had plenty of bugs just waiting to be exploited. Of course, any time new code is written, there is bound to be at least some bugs in it. Symantec did concede that over the long run, it should be more secure. As far as short term goes, it won't be any more secure.

"Microsoft has removed a large body of tried and tested code and replaced it with freshly written code, complete with new corner cases and defects," the researchers wrote in the report, scheduled for publication Tuesday. "This may provide for a more stable networking stack in the long term, but stability will suffer in the short term."

Symantec is the same company that just last week said in a posting on their blog that Mac OSX had not one existing virus threat.