November 23, 2009 3:03 PM
Pros and Cons of Windows 7 Security
Windows 7 is the most secure version to date of Microsoft's flagship desktop operating system, but its not perfect. Here are some of the ups and downs of Windows 7 security. Tony Bradley, PC World
The recently released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report highlights the vast improvements in security from Windows XP to Windows 7. Even so, no operating system is perfect. I asked security experts what they think about Windows 7 security and came up with a list of what Microsoft got right and where Microsoft is still missing the mark. A Step in the Right Direction
Microsoft made significant changes to how it protects the Windows operating system kernel and added a number of new security controls when it transitioned from Windows XP to Windows Vista
. With Windows 7, many of those security controls are enhanced and there are some new features as well.