News: Hackers Off And Running To Test Vista's Hyped Security

sdy284 - February 1, 2007 10:28PM in Operating Systems, OCC News
Computer hackers are off and running trying to find vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp.'s new Windows Vista operating system, putting to test the software maker's claim that it is the most secure Windows program ever. The new version of Windows, the computer operating system that runs over 95 percent of the world's computers, became available to consumers Tuesday after five years of development and a number of delays to improve security. A high-profile new product like Windows Vista draws interest from the entire spectrum of the computer security industry, ranging from hackers trying to exploit a breach for criminal means to researchers looking to make a name for themselves as security experts.