It seems like not one single month goes by in the IT world these days where we do not get some IE or Windows security warnings popping up. It seems like there is a war going on - hackers versus Microsoft - and its going to continue for some time to come. But how long?

Acutally, Microsoft reckons that Windows will not be secure until at least 2011. That's the latest word from MS, which you can read in Wired's recent interview with Stephen Toulouse, Microsoft's security program manager.

Apart from reveiling that he runs Firefox, Stephen says we have several years to go before we have a properly secure Windows available.

"We're two and a half years down a much longer road; it's more of a 10-year timeline."