Microsoft will deliver better security any day now It’s the Wild West out there. On our last trip to the ANCL (Advanced Network Computing Laboratory) at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus, in between beach-ogling and getting our notebooks ripped off, we left a series of clean Windows XP workstations hooked to a live, non-firewalled Internet connection. Over about a dozen iterations, the average time for this workstation to be compromised by something (a virus, Trojan, worm, spider, or whatever) was three hours. The fastest measured time was 20 minutes. It’s not if they’ll find your vulnerable points anymore, it’s only how fast. [via InfoWorld: Security]


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