Limited Vista access hurts security effort, McAfee says

Wednesday, 4 October 2006, 2:20 AM EST

McAfee warned that Microsoft's move to lock down Vista's technical core could "hamstring" it and other security software vendors by keeping them from accessing a key element of the upcoming operating system.

Microsoft disputed the assertion - calling the precaution in some advanced Windows Vista versions an important protection against attack. Long term, the Windows core "needs to be tamper-proof," said Stephen Toulouse, senior product manager in Microsoft's Security Technology Unit.

At SeattlePI.

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