In-depth Vista RC1 review with security details

Friday, 22 September 2006, 1:00 PM EST

Windows Vista RC1 was released this week with great fanfare. Coming after the highly-successful pre-RC1 build 5536, it had quite a lot of high expectations, and it certainly exceeded quite a few of them.

Windows Vista has a new TCP/IP stack built from the ground up with security in mind. As priorly discussed, it’s not purely new code; a lot of old code from Windows XP has been recycled, but that doesn’t necessarily make it just as insecure. A vulnerability can come into being due to poorly coded TCP/IP networking stacks, or it come as a result of poorly designed networking stacks.

At NeoSmart.

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