Microsoft spurns specific security goals for Office 2007

Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 12:09 AM EST

Unlike the Microsoft Corp. executives who have predicted that Windows Vista will be hit by far fewer vulnerabilities than its predecessor, the developers who crafted Office 2007 -- while confident that the suite will be tougher to attack -- won't set a security target.

"What would show we were successful?" asked Joshua Edwards, the technical product manager for Office "That we demonstrate the attack surface area is extremely small. But we don't have a specific number of vulnerabilities in the next year that we're shooting for."

At Computerworld.

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