Friday, August 8th, 2008 at 11:02am

Vista core safeguards rendered useless

Posted by Jordan Erickson

http://tinyurl.com/62nqb2 –

The security mechanisms that keep Microsoft Windows Vista safe have apparently been completely bypassed by security researchers. From the article:

“Researchers who have read the paper that Dowd and Sotirov wrote on the techniques say their work is a major breakthrough and there is little that Microsoft can do to address the problems. The attacks themselves are not based on any new vulnerabilities in IE or Vista, but instead take advantage of Vista’s fundamental architecture and the ways in which Microsoft chose to protect it.

“The genius of this is that it’s completely reusable,” said Dino Dai Zovi, a well-known security researcher and author. “They have attacks that let them load chosen content to a chosen location with chosen permissions. That’s completely game over. “

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