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It's the Software, Stupid

Microsoft has been taking it on the chin for security holes for most of its corporate life. Now it's time to fight back. In the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Microsoft says that ISVs are the ones that need to improve their game. The facts seem to back these assertions. Last year, less than half of all attacks went after Windows XP third-party packages. Vista and Windows 7 attacks were based on third parties 75 percent of the time.

Microsoft's take? Hackers have to go after ISVs because Windows is getting tougher to penetrate.

Are you buying all this? What's your experience? War stories and opinions welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/28/2010 at 1:17 PM


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