toggle

AAPL Stock: 109.27 ( -1.1 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Cisco: Windows Vista is 'scary'

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon September 18, 2006

Cisco Worries Over Vista

Microsoft currently touts the overhauled security of Windows Vista as a benefit that prevents malware from damaging the operating system without the user's consent. This assumed security is being called into question by security experts, reports CNET. Cisco security technology CTO Bob Gleichauf says that certain aspects of Vista have him "scared" from a security standpoint and that such a major change in architecture is likely to introduce its own share of security problems. Doubts have also been expressed by businesses whose existing layers of security are now being found as part of Vista. These organizations are hesitant to take on the risks associated with integrating Vista's security into their networks or replacing older defenses outright, according to the Gartner analyst group's Eric Ouellet. The uncertainty caused by Microsoft's frequent changes to Vista is preventing companies from depending on its feature set. The upcoming operating system, due to ship en masse in January, has previously alarmed security expert Steve Gibson because of its 'virgin' network stack that may be subject to attacks that were originally patched as part of Windows 95 updates.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented