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Wired: Hits Keep On Coming Against MS

Sep 02, 1999, 20:27 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

"Some experts have have long argued that MS Windows was inherently insecure, but now a Microsoft manager has confirmed it.

It all started in a technical discussion forum during last week's parade of security flaws in Windows products that were uncovered by outside experts."

"A few posts later, Peter Torr, MS Windows Script program manager, joined the fray. He defended MS Windows NT as an operating system that's 'generally considered' less prone to break-ins than either Unix or Linux.

But what about Windows 95 or 98, used by millions of customers worldwide?

'If you're talking about Windows 9x, forget it,' Torr wrote. 'No one ever (seriously) claimed that it was secure.' "

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