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Microsoft picks up hackers' gauntlet

New security strategy aims to ‘blunt impact of cybercriminals’ Microsoft’s chief software architect Bill Gates has vowed to continue to fight the security threats that still plague the industry. In a letter to partners and customers outlining the software giant’s security strategy for the coming year, Gates announced several initiatives such as security changes in Windows XP Service Pack 2, caller ID-style technologies for email, and behavioural monitoring of software. Gates added that the vendor is hoping to reach 500,000 new customers in the coming year and has partnered with other vendors, such as Network Associates, Computer Associates, Symantec and F-Secure, to develop further joint security solutions. “Security is as big a challenge as any our industry has ever tackled. It is not a case of simply fixing a few vulnerabilities and moving on,” he said. Full Story

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