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Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Microsoft Defends Windows Operating System After Google's Security Concerns


Microsoft has defended Windows in the face of reports that Google was shunning the operating system due to security concerns.

The Financial Times earlier this week reported that Google has been phasing out the internal use of Microsoft?s Windows operating system because of security concerns. The report quoted Google employees saying that Google planned to move away from Windows PCs, mostly towards Mac or Linux OS. Google has not made any official comment on the issue.

"There is some irony here that is hard to overlook" Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc wrote on Microsoft's official web blog. "For starters, check out this story from Mashable a few months ago where it was reported that Yale University had halted their move to Gmail (and their move to Google?s Google Apps for Education package) citing both security and privacy concerns," he added.

The Financial Times article states that "Windows is known for being more vulnerable to attacks by hackers and more susceptible to computer viruses than other operating systems."

"The facts don?t support the assertion," LeBlanc said. "When it comes to security, even hackers admit we?re doing a better job making our products more secure than anyone else. And it?s not just the hackers; third party influentials and industry leaders like Cisco tell us regularly that our focus and investment continues to surpass others."

Microsoft's response is also including a link to an InfoWorld article discussing how Macs are under attack by high-risk malware ? the article goes on to ask if this is a future sign of things to come for Apple and security.

Brandon LeBlanc added that Microsoft is focused on to help make its customers more secure by shipping software and security updates as possible through Windows Update and Microsoft Update. With Windows 7, Microsoft has added improvements to BitLocker for disc encryption and added enhancements to the built in Windows Firewall for better protection. LeBlanc continued underlining Microsoft's security improvements in Windows 7 with the introduction of the built in Parental Controls, Internet Explorer's 8 SmartScreen Filter and the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) feature in the company's latest OS.


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