Limited Vista access hurts security effort, McAfee says
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.
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