[ILUG] Microsoft: Vista Least-Flawed OS
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 29 10:44:33 GMT 2008
Quoting Darragh Bailey (felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie):
> Have to admit, I agree with the following quote from the article
(Microsoft Corp. flack releases press release. DRM-covered clip at 11!)
Well, at least the coverage helped pay Securosis's Rich Mogull's rent
for the month. Thanks, Redmond!
Mogull got to comment about difference of exploitability, which is of
course the first thing that comes to mind. One would logically go on
from there to disambiguate "vulnerabilities" affording no actual
security compromise of the site running that software (DoSes, cross-site
scripting, etc.) from, e.g., one with a known exploit path to remote
total system takeover, that was on the streets and for which no patch
existed for months.
Some potentially serious flaws prove to have no known exploit, others
are exploitable only long after they were near-universally fixed in the
field, and so on.
And, an OS that includes damned near nothing bundled (**cough** Vista
**cough**) makes at best a rather ludicrous comparison with one that
comes bundled with the kitchen sink (**cough** almost any Linux or BSD
At that point, CMP Media readers' eyes will have glazed over, of course.
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