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    will it ever end!!!!!!

    I had a funny thought today as I was reading the threads about exploit after exploit. My thought on the whole computer security issue's, no matter what you have is this.

    Will people ever stop finding exploits, and I mean will they ever run out of them. Like for instance we get an XP update at least once every two weeks, Im thinking that someday crackers , hackers , kiddies ,will eventually have found them all...

    What do you senior members think can microsoft ever win? and that goes for other software designers.

    I welcome all thoughts posative and negative

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    @ŞΜĮЙǐЅŦГǻţΩЯ D0pp139an93r's Avatar
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    It's never going to end. Maybe one day there won't be any new exploits for XP, but by then we'll be on Windows 2009 Proffesional. And of course 2009 will be full of exploits itself. I doubt that Microsoft will ever win, but Neither will Linux or Mac. There will never be a winner in the security game. It will always be too close to call, IMHO.
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    Actually, I'm kinda glad it'll never end. Remember as long as their is holes there is a need for security admins and that means employment.
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    Originally posted here by MsMittens
    Actually, I'm kinda glad it'll never end. Remember as long as their is holes there is a need for security admins and that means employment.
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    I asked the all mighty magic 8 ball and it said "SIGNS POINT TO YES".
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    Hi,

    I think that D0pp139an93r has hit on it. As operating systems are updated along with browsers and Office suites, fresh vulnerabilities will be introduced.

    It is a numbers game really? no matter how many people the OS writers use, there are a thousand times as many looking for vulnerabilities. It is bit like tax law...........legislation is drafted by a few civil servants, and thousands of tax lawyers and accountants then look for loopholes?

    Competition will force the continued development of OSes, thus starting the cycle again?

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    @ŞΜĮЙǐЅŦГǻţΩЯ D0pp139an93r's Avatar
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    There is no lock that can't be picked. But educating users and doing more extensive testing before releases will go a long way to ensuring security.

    Linux is actually going to help MS security a great deal. For now, there is a serious rival on the market. MS will have to beef up Windows, in terms of both security and reliablity. Just look at SP2.
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    If vulnerabilities in software didn't exist anymore I would stop doing geek stuff.
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    Ive always said that MS will keep me and other ITs in the money
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