The More Things Change, The More They Stay Secure
Written by Gordon Fecyk, 8/2/2015
FIVE DAYS INTO WINDOWS 10 and I find the nuts and bolts of Windows 8 (and Windows 7, and Windows Vista) alive and well inside.
I went into Windows 10 this week, avoiding the technical previews and media coverage for six months, to see what the released product looked like. My difficulty had less to do with Windows 10 and more to do with old fashioned human flaws.
While trying to find an example of malware that would affect my Windows 10 test PC,
I'm exhausted after that. I must be getting old.
Besides, taking a long look at Dan's recent missives made me want to hide under my bed with my laptop and WiFi turned permanently off. I haven't seen so much doom and gloom condensed into a single web page since Kelly Martin's days.
In the end, nothing's really changed. Microsoft's desktop OS hasn't changed; the same tools I used since Vista are still there in Windows 10. Even the security hasn't really changed; average users are still easily duped by vulnerabilities in humans, and average magazine authors still love to scare us. Even an IT geek like me is vulnerable to simple human frailty. And we still have people, like that fellow overseas from Symantec Support, who can save us from it.
I still have the Windows 10 Pro virtual machine I used to make my recent Safeguarding series, so it's still available to test. Do you have a dastardly scheme that could defeat a safeguarded Windows 10 PC?
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