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Businesses are under attack, says MS security head

e-Crime Congress focuses on threats from cyber criminals. Businesses worldwide face increasing threats from cyber criminals attempting extortion and fraud because the software running their systems makes them vulnerable, Microsoft Corp.’s top security architect told attendees at the e-Crime Congress in London Tuesday. Even while still walking to the podium, Security Architect and Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft’s Security Business Unit David Aucsmith readily admitted that he is considered a “target” for complaints against his company’s software, but he also stressed that many of the current security issues could not have been foreseen. Windows 95 was written without a single security feature, he said, as it was designed to be totally open to let users connect to other systems. Furthermore, the security kernel of the Windows NT server software was written before the Internet, and the Windows Server 2003 software was written before buffer overflows became a frequent target of recent attacks, he said. Full Story

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