Vista Is More 'Flawless' Than Windows XP – But By How Much?
An e-mail vulnerability, memory corruption, and the potential for hijacking via spoken command. These are some of the security holes that have shown up already in Vista. Still, though, by virtually all accounts, Vista is a whole lot safer than Windows XP, its immediate predecessor. XP continues to await significant fixes in SP3, an update now delayed by Microsoft until 2008. As witnessed by Symantec's 11th Annual Security Threat Report, Microsoft was already doing a better job than other OS vendors at fixing security flaws during the second half of 2006. Yet nobody in the industry is likely to ever forget the myriad security problems that cropped up in XP early on, before the release of SP2 back in 2005.
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