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Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 6. Security Enhancements in Windows Vista

IN THIS CHAPTER

Control Panel’s Security Settings

New Security Center Features

Windows Firewall: Bidirectional Protection

Thwarting Spyware with Windows Defender

New Internet Explorer 7 Security Features

User Account Control: Smarter User Privileges

More New Security Features

Thwarting Spam with Windows Mail’s Junk Filter

As the Internet became more popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Microsoft’s operating systems seemed to become less secure. It’s difficult to say whether overall OS security got worse with each new release, but it’s not hard to see that a perfect security storm was brewing:

• Thanks to the Internet, news of vulnerabilities spread quickly and efficiently. ...

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