Tag Archive | "vista"


01 October 2009 | 49,489 views

No Emergency Patch For Latest Windows Exploit

Another reason for Windows users to hate the Microsoft Patch Tuesday policy, The exploit isn’t 100% reliable but it’s still fairly significant in my eyes as it is a critical vulnerability and can be used for code execution. Vista isn’t the most popular OS still so perhaps Microsoft don’t the threat being that wide as [...]

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28 August 2007 | 7,268 views

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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21 August 2007 | 5,684 views

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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03 August 2007 | 6,481 views

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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28 June 2007 | 6,303 views

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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31 January 2007 | 9,441 views

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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04 December 2006 | 6,984 views

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Vulnerability Hits the Streets

This was a while back, but with Microsoft’s security record it’s pretty much inevitable.. Even before release (as with Vista) flaws were found. Introduction A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information. Please use the test below, to see an example of how [...]

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27 October 2006 | 5,173 views

Security Companies Fight Against Microsoft Security Center

No surprise really? Microsoft and they monopoly strategies, anti-competitive behaviour, nothing new really is it? Microsoft and its security rivals are feuding over a key piece of Windows Vista real estate. The fight is over the display of technology that helps Vista owners manage the security tools on their PC. Symantec, McAfee, Check Point Software [...]

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18 July 2006 | 6,898 views

Vista more insecure than XP

Symantec has made a research and affirming to there research Windows Vista will be more insecure than Windows XP, because most of the new code is fresh, and the old code isn’t used anymore… Microsoft has removed a large body of tried and tested code and replaced it with freshly written code, complete with new [...]

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04 May 2006 | 4,529 views

AV Firms Say Windows Vista Security Claims are Bullsh*t

It seems the faith in Microsoft from the security industry is at an all time low, not surprising really with the amount of flaws that have been coming out in both the OS and the crapware forced upon its users like Internet Explorer Exploder. Anti-virus firms at Infosec say they expect Vista and IE7 to [...]

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