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Vista Security Feature – Teredo Protocol Analysis

Teredo is a platform-independent protocol developed by Microsoft, which is enabled by default in Windows Vista. Teredo provides a way for nodes located behind an IPv4 NAT to connect to IPv6 nodes on the Internet. However, by tunneling IPv6 traffic over IPv4 UDP through the NAT and directly to the end node, Teredo raises some […]

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Vista Security Claims Debunked – Figures Skewed

Ah more news about the insecurity of Vista and something we are all pretty aware of…the skewing of figures by Microsoft. Microsoft apparently still hasn’t learned that counting vulnerabilities doesn’t establish some kind of ‘security level’. You can read the report here: Vista 6 Month Vuln Report [PDF] The Microsoft “researcher” claims that Windows Vista […]

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Vista more secure than Mac OSX and Linux?

Judging by figures alone, Vista is more secure than Mac OSX and Linux? I somehow find this a rather strange claim, I guess these things are always subjective. Most numbers can be moulded into any shape you want, and can show any result you like. According to the numbers given in a new report from […]

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VBootkit Bypasses Vista’s Digital Code Signing

At Black Hat Europe (in Amsterdam) security experts from India (Nitin and Vipin Kumar of NV labs) demonstrated a special boot loader that gets around Vista’s code-signing mechanisms. Known as VBoot and launching from a CD and booting Vista it can make on-the-fly changes in memory and in files being read. In a demonstration, the […]

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Visa Security Flaws Prior to Consumer Release

Now Vista is actually out we haven’t heard much about it, before it’s commercial release however there was a lot of flaws released and discussion about the (in)security of the OS. The architecture does seem a lot better.. But still it’s from Microsoft, how long until we get a remote root exploit giving the highest […]

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