Originally Posted by d3mig0d
Didn't read the article, only the excerpt quoted.
All I have to say is, Wow you guys. Are you Kidding me? It could be a MILLION different reasons other than "lol microsoft sux lolollomfg." It could be the fact that these bugs are unforeseen and therefore very hard to patch (possibly better beta testing than XP, finding most bugs except the REALLY hard ones), taking more time than the little XP things that may have been overlooked when it came out. Vista is a very solid OS, and it's a damn good one at that.
I think the issue is they're publicly exposed. Anyone with enough technical knowledge could exploit them, since Microsoft has released details about exactly what components are affected, and the type of vulnerability. If finding a new vulnerability were a needle in a haystack...Microsoft is grabbing a handful of hay and giving it to you, with a guarentee there's a needle inside.
Public vulnerabilities should be patched ASAP
, to create the illusion of security. Illusions deter people - or at least confuse them a bit.