Microsoft Cripples Vista's Security to Please Rivals
Remember how Symantec and McAfee kept saying that Vista's security features were going to hurt security vendors by locking them out of Vista's kernel? Well, it seems that their talk was successfull because Microsoft just announced that they would allow third-party software to access security-specific functions within Vista's kernel.
The agreement to allow other companies to use kernel security functions comes after some third parties have criticized Microsoft for its hard line on kernel patch protection, also known as Patchguard, which will ship with the Vista operating system. The software technology, which will only be included on systems with 64-bit processors, aims to prevent anyone--either malicious attackers or well-meaning security firms--from changing how the core of the Vista operating system processes data.
Sadly, as time passes, Microsoft continues to strip security features within their new OS. Vista was actually supposed to be extremely secure when it was first announced. Now, why do I have the feeling that it won't be better then XP?