Will Longhorn boost computer security?

Wednesday, 12 January 2005, 10:42 AM EST

While the computing industry has been working to tighten up the security of its products amid increasing threats from viruses and hackers, a truly trustworthy infrastructure is still a few years off, Hewlett-Packard's security head said in an interview this week.

"The old architecture is too open for today's open world. We need the hardware, operating systems, and applications to all be tightened up and work together to give us true trustworthy computing," says Tony Redmond, vice president and chief technology officer of HP Services and the HP Security Program Office.

By Scarlet Pruitt at PC World.

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