Much Ado About Windows

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2003-09-24 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Everybody's a critic these days, when the topic is Windows security. But Big Blue has some interesting advice for Big Green and its customers.

Although it would be the last to admit it, Microsoft needs help. The company is reeling from the continuing barrage of viruses and worms targeted at Windows and its other applications. It is rushing to deliver more patches, fixes and security tools and services. But it cannot keep up with growing user discontent. So, what should Redmond do?
A group of highly respected security experts offered their two cents this week. Under the auspices of the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the security gurus issued a white paper analyzing why Microsofts Windows desktop monopoly is a breeding ground for security problems. The authors offer three, non-mutually-exclusive solutions.
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