Online technology news source CNET reports that, although Windows Vista might be Microsoft’s most secure operating system yet, its Windows SideBar and gadgets could pose security threats, according to computer security firm Symantec Inc. And the greatest threat of all continues to be third-party applications designed for Microsoft’s new operating system, according to research released Feb. 28 by Symantec, which has become a Microsoft competitor as Microsoft delves deeper into offering security features. The lack of security surrounding third-party applications is nothing new, but attackers are starting to move up the application stack and away from the core operating system, a Symantec analyst says …

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