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Windows 7 may become security target in 2010, Symantec

Windows 7 has potential to become a security target in 2010; Just days after Windows 7 was released to OEMs and partners in July, a serious vulnerability was reported in the operating system. While Microsoft has already issued the first security patches, and no serious issues were reported in 2009, ready to expect more vulnerabilities to come, according to Zulfikar Ramzan, of Symantec Security Response. “As long as humans are programming computer code, flaws will be introduced, no matter how thorough pre-release testing is,” Ramzan said in an e-mail discussing Symantec’s recent trends and predictions report. “And the more complex the code, the more likely that undiscovered vulnerabilities exist. Microsoft’s new operating system is no exception, and as Windows 7 hits the pavement and gains traction in 2010, attackers will undoubtedly find ways to exploit its users.”

Top Internet Security Trends of 2009, Symantec

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