Source: OS Opinion
Sometimes Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) makes it all too easy to argue that people should be moving away from its products.
Take the recent decision by the folks in Redmond not to issue a patch for Windows NT 4.0 systems that are vulnerable to a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. According to Microsoft, Windows NT has "architectural limitations" that "do not support the changes that would be required to remove this vulnerability."
A new report claims that nearly three-quarters of IT managers do not trust Microsoft's software to be secure, despite the fact that nine out of 10 admit using it to run mission-critical applications.
The survey by Forrester Research questioned 35 managers of enterprises generating more than $1bn in annual revenues.
Source: CNet News
A preview of an upcoming version of Microsoft's MSN service has leaked onto the Web, offering an early glimpse of the software giant's ever-evolving online strategy.
The new software, dubbed MSN 8.5, comes five months after launching MSN 8, which it considered the most significant update of its Internet service since its inception.
Source: CNet News
Three-fourths of software security experts at major companies do not believe Microsoft's products are secure, according to a new survey from Forrester Research.
While 77 percent of respondents said security was a top concern when using Windows, 89 percent still use the software for sensitive applications, Forrester said Monday in a report titled "Can Microsoft Be Secure?"
The survey polled 35 software security experts at companies with at least $1 billion in revenue.
Microsoft has announced that it will not patch the recently discovered RPC port vulnerability in Windows NT 4.
Microsoft's statement on Wednesday that it would not offer a version of a security patch for NT 4 has called into question the company's earlier promise to continue supporting the operating system through the end of 2004, and has raised concern among its customers.