Security fix free
While other operating systems in Microsoft's stable were
given security patches yesterday there was one important one that was
considered still fine to run. Most people expected a few things to be found wrong with
the newly released Windows 7, however there were no patches for the operating
Ben Greenbaum, a researcher at the antivirus software company
Symantec said he was not too surprised as it will take attackers will take more
time to figure out ways of breaking into Windows 7. However the news does pour some cold water on the rumour
being spread by Apple fanboys that Windows 7 is just Vista tarted up with a
service pack. If this was the case, then if there was a patch for Vista there
would be also one for Windows 7.
Flaws for Vista were patched on Tuesday, but Windows 7
users found their update machine curiously quiet. That is not to say, like a Snow Leopard user, that the OS
However like Snow Leopard, Windows 7 use is too small for
attackers to be bothered with yet.