There’s been a lot of activity in the news recently about data security, IT software vulnerabilities and hacking in general. iPhone malware, census fail and government department infiltration have been hot topics in the last few weeks.
I take issue with a company that creates an operating system, and then creates a security product to help keep said operating system safe.
The focus should be applied to fixing the operating system, not creating separate software to remedy the situation.
I am of course speaking about Microsoft, their Windows operating systems and their Live OneCare suite of security products which you had to pay for! That's right, you pay for an insecure operating system and then you have to pay the same company more money to help you protect it.
Microsoft's Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware changed its name for the PC version to Microsoft Security Essentials; and thankfully - it's now free. (That's a point for you Microsoft, but it should have been free in the first place.)
However, since hearing about the new and free version I must say all the comments have been positive. From all reports it has been successful in detecting threats and cleaning them. Quick to remain updated and importantly for this cat ...