As we’ve come to expect, the malware guys are always at the leading edge of technological development. Now there are rootkits infecting 64-Bit versions of Windows, which have been thought of as fairly safe by most parties. The rootkit in questions is a fairly well known variant (TDL/Alureon) and has been around for several years, [...]
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The news this week has been a flaw in Microsoft‘s all versions of Windows labeled as the “Black Screen of Death”, they did acknowledge the problem a few days ago (in a roundabout way) but basically said it wasn’t their fault and it wasn’t widespread. The blame is currently being passed around and as of [...]
So a pretty serious remote vulnerability has been discovered in Windows 7, as usual Microsoft is downplaying the problem asking you to block the ports on your firewall rather than fixing the issue. I’d imagine the problem would only really be a big issue inside networks as who exposes SMB ports to the outside world [...]
There have been a few stories about Windows 7, even one about Windows 7 UAC before and now it’s officially on sale I’d expect there to be many more. As always malware and mass infections is a numbers game so the bad guys will always target the most popular and prolific operating systems to increase [...]
This latest mass infection is through a vector I really don’t understand, see as though you can legitimately download Windows 7 from Microsoft. I guess people just prefer BitTorrent downloads to HTTP downloads, and whoever had this smart idea capitalized on that. Microsoft should perhaps do something about that and put out a legitimate BitTorrent [...]
It seems like Windows 7 is already creating some controversy even though it’s still in BETA. Just like Vista it also has UAC (User Access Control) which a lot of people disable completely because they find it irritating (myself included). When that happens, the boundary between security and usability has crossed too far and the [...]