Microsoft has introduced a new security package, Windows Live OneCare, which includes a firewall, anti-spyware, antivirus, performance tune-ups and data backups and restore.. Users have to pay to get this product (either at shops or download).
One thing came to mind when I read the BBC News report, what will security be like for Microsoft’s new Windows Vista? Will it be another extra tool, like this one, that will try to tidy up the missing security features of the Operating System?
Someone could argue that it is just Microsoft’s attempt to enter another market that other companies (e.g. Symantec, Trend Micro, McAfee etc.) had taken over.
Windows Live OneCare – http://www.windowsonecare.com
BBC News: Microsoft debuts security package – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5032832.stm
After looking around Windows Live OneCare website I saw they had a 90 day trial and decided to download it. Unfortunately for me (security wise) I am using Mozilla Firefox and was presented with a nice Unsupported Web Browser message.
They sure take security and interoperability seriously when they don’t support Firefox and suggest I switch to Internet Explorer (I have found more security problems with Internet Explorer than with Firefox).