No 'big bang' security fix - Microsoft

Thursday, 9 October 2003, 2:34 PM EST

Microsoft plans to announce on Thursday a detailed plan to combat a recent wave of security threats, but one executive told CNET News.com things won't change overnight.

"I don't think it is a big bang thing," Microsoft senior vice president Bob Muglia said in an interview on Wednesday. "I think it's an evolutionary, multistep thing."

As earlier reported, Microsoft is moving toward a strategy known as "securing the perimeter," which involves a greater reliance on firewalls and other "shields" to stop hackers from reaching potentially vulnerable PCs. Thus far, Microsoft has focused its efforts on a Trustworthy Computing initiative designed to improve the way the company writes its software as well as on finding flaws and quickly patching them as they are uncovered.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Fake "Online Ebola Alert Tool" delivers Trojan

Posted on 29 October 2014.  |  Cyber scammers continue to take advantage of the fear and apprehension surrounding the proliferation of the Ebola virus.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Oct 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //