New Windows, same old view

From a Macworld article: First family of Windows Vista viruses unleashed

An Austrian hacker earned the dubious distinction of writing what are thought to be the first known viruses for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system. Written in July, the viruses take advantage of a new command shell, code-named Monad, that is included in the Windows Vista beta code.

It’s nice to see that the virus writers are ahead of the game, and ready to ensure that when Windows Vista launches (late 2006, apparently), early adopters will feel right at home installing their favourite anti-virus software.

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