Microsoft's security straw man

Wednesday, 23 April 2003, 4:38 AM EST

Thanks to Microsoft, we're all safe now.

The company has finally made some concrete moves on the security front to protect some of its software. In case you missed it, at the RSA Conference last week, Microsoft discussed a new version of Windows that promises to bolster antivirus protection.

The improvement will come in the form of something called the Windows Filter Manager Architecture, a set of APIs that will handle some basic operational tasks of antivirus applications. They include how an application sets up to scan a hard drive, for example. They will allow things like running two different antivirus applications at the same time.

At the same conference, Microsoft also is discussing new security features in Word 2003 and Exchange 2003.

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