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 Aug 08, 2008 - 08:23 AM - by Michael
* Vista Security = nonexistent

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Microsoft's much-vaunted Vista "security" has been fatally torpedoed.

While this may seem like any standard security hole, other researchers say that the work is a major breakthrough and there is very little that Microsoft can do to fix the problems. These attacks work differently than other security exploits, as they aren't based on any new Windows vulnerabilities, but instead take advantage of the way Microsoft chose to guard Vista's fundamental architecture. According to Dino Dai Zovi, a popular security researcher, "the genius of this is that it's completely reusable. They have attacks that let them load chosen content to a chosen location with chosen permissions. That's completely game over."
Ouch. Seriously, just... ouch.
 

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