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      02-13-2004
On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 04:58:37 GMT, "Steve H."
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>http://news.com.com/2100-7349_3-5158496.html


"The more (that) creators of viruses know about how antivirus
mechanisms in Windows operating systems work, the easier it will be to
create viruses or disable or destroy those mechanisms," Allchin
testified during a May 2002 antitrust trial.


What anti-virus features ?
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      02-13-2004
On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:56:41 +0100, Jim Watt <(E-Mail Removed)_way> wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 04:58:37 GMT, "Steve H."
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>> http://news.com.com/2100-7349_3-5158496.html

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> "The more (that) creators of viruses know about how antivirus
> mechanisms in Windows operating systems work, the easier it will be to
> create viruses or disable or destroy those mechanisms," Allchin
> testified during a May 2002 antitrust trial.
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> What anti-virus features ?
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> Jim Watt http://www.gibnet.com



Any executable file signed with the official M$ virus signature
is denied access to run unless the user accepts the plugin
installation in IE.

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      02-13-2004
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> http://news.com.com/2100-7349_3-5158496.html


The code dates from circa 2000 and is not the full source. Since then
MS have said that they've performed a code audit as part of their
trustworthy computing initiative - guess it will be interesting to see
if they've missed much...
 
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      02-13-2004
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> "Steve H." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<1QYWb.180366$(E-Mail Removed) .com>...
> > http://news.com.com/2100-7349_3-5158496.html

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> The code dates from circa 2000 and is not the full source. Since then
> MS have said that they've performed a code audit as part of their
> trustworthy computing initiative - guess it will be interesting to see
> if they've missed much...


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