Now The Dust Has Settled, Can We Say That Windows 7 Security Measures Are Doing Their Job?

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Back in November we were introduced to the Windows 7 operating system.

It was the latest offering in the Microsoft Windows operating system family and it opened to pretty good reviews.

Most people were able to see first hand, the status of the creation of the OS through the use of the beta version that Microsoft released.

Even early on, we could see that the security factor was being taken seriously by the people that were creating the system.

Microsoft has been accused in the past of not taking security very seriously in their OS settings.

Now after a couple of months of Windows 7 being out in the wild, we can take a look at how secure it has proven to be.

So far there have been no major security breaches to the OS.

There have been a couple of zero day attacks but nothing that would harm the majority of users.

This is not to say that every mark will be good when rating the OS.

The Windows Legacy

They still have a legacy problem when it comes to the system security.

Some of the old bugs are still there.

These bugs are still around because Microsoft still insist that all of their operating systems be backward compatible with systems from the past.

They still want corporations to be able to run old software that they built 20 years ago.

Until this factor is taken out of the equation, these bugs will still remain.

Sometimes even your success has a price.

Even though Windows 7 has not seen any serious bugs that has put millions at risk, it also has not made computing any safer than when it was first introduced.

This may be unfair to put on Microsoft’s head but since they are the leader in this field and the most attacked, the job falls to them.

Revolution Calling

There needs to be a revolution in safe computing just as there have been revolutions in the UI and the thread handling of the OS.

Even the Os X operating system has seen an increase in attacks, slightly due to the increase in it’s popularity.

There needs to be a technology that is created that will protect naive users when they are surfing the Internet.

Right now the best protection that you have is to surf the web with javascript turned off.

This can be a real hand full since most sites have some sort of Ajax interface, which is fueled by javascript.

So even though Windows 7 doesn’t hurt, it only helps a little in the way of security.

So after several months of being out in the public Windows 7 has so far been the most secured operating system that Microsoft has offered.

We will see if this trend continues because once hackers have time to search, they can find horrible holes ready to be exploited.

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About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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