“Bob Gleichauf, the chief technology officer in Cisco Systems’ security technology group, has raised concerns that integrating Vista into a complex IT infrastructure could present problems,” Tom Espiner reports for CNET News.
“‘Parts of Vista scare me,’ Gleichauf said at the Gartner Security Summit here on Monday. ‘Anything with that level of systems complexity will have new threats, as well as bringing new solutions. It’s always a struggle in security, trying to build for what you don’t know,'” Espiner reports.
“Gleichauf told CNET News.com’s sister site ZDNet UK that Cisco views the Microsoft operating system update, set for broad release in January, as a bearer of possible solutions to security problems, but also as a potential trigger of security issues. ‘Vista will solve a lot of problems. But for every action, there’s a reaction and unforeseen side-effects and mutations. Networks can become more brittle unintentionally,’ Gleichauf said,” Espiner reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Windows PigLipstick scary? Nah. Derivative garbage, sure. But, “scary” is Ballmer approaching a buffet line and finding a bunch of chairs in his way.
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