The Month: Symantec reports weaknesses in Windows Vista

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Symantec has reported a number of vulnerabilities in Windows Vista in its third report on the new OS. Although the two companies are partners, Symantec is now in direct competition with Microsoft following the latter's move into the anti-virus space.

Matthew Conover, principal security researcher at Symantec, said in the report that although the overall security of the OS kernel has increased dramatically over XP, "we have identified certain weaknesses in the kernel enhancements that may be leveraged by malicious code to undermine these ...

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