Orange County Security SIG

Notes and comments of a Special Interest Group on computer security.

June 01, 2005


MS charges for security

This month we had a round-robin talk about MicroSoft's plans to start charging for updates in Febuary. It has really got people's dander up. The pros: We can expect them to provide this service for free. After all, there is no difference when you pay Symantec (Norton) for their subsciption to signatures. The cons: There are to many to list so I'll just mention one. If MicroSoft product was not such a virus-magnet (vulnerable to viruses), these additional programs wouldn't be necessary. Next month we'll be going over using temporary and throw-away accounts to control SPAM. Since there are positives, negatives, and alternatives. Find-out what is best for you.

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