View Full Version : Gates 'optimistic' on security

Feb 25, 2004, 08:36 AM
Category: Microsoft
Link: Gates 'optimistic' on security (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040225093626)

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by arn

Feb 25, 2004, 11:57 AM
The XP update will include an enhanced version of the Windows Firewall that will be switched on by default. When a program attempts to use the Internet for the first time, a pop-up will warn the user and give them the option of approving or permanently blocking the application's Internet access. Service Pack 2 will also include a new "Windows Security Center" that tells users whether or not their firewall and anti-virus software is operating.

So now when software tries to phone home users can stop it. So by attempting to make windows more secure they added an easy way to prevent application piracy?

Feb 25, 2004, 12:51 PM
Optimistic on security? And this after getting a notice from my sys admin at work just now about yet another new virus that is circulating and that we had to wait for Symantec to update its virus defs to handle it. I'm just glad I use a Mac at home. :)