Source: Security Focus
After Windows NT was released, it took virus writers five years to learn how to infect it. Windows NT 3.1 and the Win32 API were released in late 1993, but it wasn't until August 1998 that W32.Cabanas became the first NT virus by capturing coveted kernel mode access. .NET and some of Microsoft's other initiatives have not been as lucky. The purpose of this article is to discuss antivirus (AV) concerns with .NET and Microsoft Windows XP.
Source: ZDNet Australia
A group of Xbox hackers called "Free-X" claim to have broken all security measures on the games console without any hardware modifications whatsoever, prompting Microsoft to threaten a legal attack against its members.
The claimed exploit was posted to a mailing list minutes ago.
Source: ZDNet UK
Software designed by humans will always have flaws, says Microsoft, but the company argues that its security record is improving
Microsoft has admitted it does not expect to ever release completely secure, flawless code, but denied that its software was any less secure than any other complex code.
Source: The Inquirer
A REPORT claimed that well known software company Microsoft is stepping up its push into hardware and will increase sales of these products by 200% during 2003.
The hardware is not its Xbox "console", but broadband products, phones, mice, keyboards, joysticks and Bluetooth products, according to a report in today's Economic News in Taiwan.