Microsoft pledges to change patch practices

Tuesday, 24 February 2004, 8:08 PM EST

Microsoft has admitted that its patching process is not as good as it could be and has pledged to alter it in its continuing quest to improve security.

However, the software giant says there are no guarantees that it will be able to beat hackers and virus writers in the future.

Speaking at this week's e-Crime Congress in London, David Aucsmith, architect and chief security officer at Microsoft's security business and technology unit said it is only recently that Windows has been built with security in mind, and Windows 95 'didn't contain a single security feature.'

By Emma Nash at vnunet.

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