Windows 7's Achilles' heel - XP Mode


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According to security firm Sophos, Microsoft risks undoing much of the work it has done on the security front over the past few years by shipping XP Mode with Windows 7.

Sophos’s Chief Technology Officer Richard Jacobs doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to outlining the issues:
XP mode reminds us all that security will never be Microsoft’s first priority. They’ll do enough security to ensure that security concerns aren’t a barrier to sales, but not so much that it gets in the way of “progress”.
Ouch. It gets worse...

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