November 11, 2012

Windows 8 Runs 7-Year Old Malware (ouch)

One of the key points being marketed about Windows 8 is that it has much better security built into it than previous versions. I find it interesting that Microsoft will be releasing critical patches already.

Anyway, the fine folks at Bitdefender Labs decided to test Windows 8 against some malware and have posted the results. What they found is trully astonishing and I suspect Microsoft isn't going to be thrilled with it.

http://labs.bitdefender.com/2012/11/newest-windows-version-runs-oldest-malware-still-in-wildcore/

1 comment:

Eric Vanderburg said...

I like how Windows 8 includes more protection from rootkits but the author is right. You have to cover the basics too. Now, if I could only get past the metro interface...