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[News] Hackers Break Vista Apart

Black Hat Takes Vista to Task 

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| She demonstrated two potential attack vectors. One could allow unsigned
| code to be loaded into the Vista kernel. The second vector involved
| taking advantage of AMD's Pacific Hardware Virtualization to inject a
| new form of super malware that Rutkowska claimed to be undetectable.
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                http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3624861


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Symantec highlights Windows Vista user vulnerabilities

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| Symantec has shed more light on potential vulnerabilities in Windows
| Vista that could circumvent new security measures and leave users
| vulnerable to attack.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/02/symantec_windows_vista_security/



Symantec continues Vista bug hunt

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| After poking around the Windows Vista networking stack, Symantec
| researchers have tried out privilege-escalation attacks on an early
| version of the Windows XP successor.
| 
| "We discovered a number of implementation flaws that continued to allow
| a full machine compromise to occur," Matthew Conover, principal
| security researcher at Symantec, wrote in the report titled "Attacks
| against Windows Vista's Security Model." The report was made available
| to Symantec customers last week and is scheduled for public release
| sometime before Vista ships, a Symantec representative said Monday.
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                http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6097976.html


Symantec Finds Flaws In Vista's Network Stack

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| Researchers with Symantec's advanced threat team poked through
| Vista's new network stack in several recent builds of the
| still-under-construction operating system, and found several bugs
| -- some of which have been fixed, including a few in  Monday's
| release -- as well as broader evidence that the rewrite of the
| networking code could easily lead to problems.
| 
| [...]
| 
| Among Newsham's and Hoagland's conclusions: "The amount of new
| code present in Windows Vista provides many opportunities for
| new defects."
| 
| "It's true that some of the things we found were 'low-hanging
| fruit,' and that some are getting fixed in later builds,"
| said Friedrichs. "But that begs the question of what else
| is in there?" 
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http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/190700049;jsessionid=MWLALDT21M10GQSNDLPSKHSCJUNN2JVN


Symantec Says Windows Vista Will be Less Secure than XP

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| Symantec said earlier last week that there were no viruses for Apple's
| OS X.
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                        http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3389


Symantec sees an Achilles' heel in Vista

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| Some of Microsoft's efforts to make Windows Vista its most stable and
| secure operating system ever could cause instability and new security
| flaws, according to a Symantec report.
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| [...]
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| "Microsoft has removed a large body of tried and tested code and
| replaced it with freshly written code, complete with new corner cases
| and defects," the researchers wrote in the report, scheduled for 
| publication Tuesday.
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                http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6095119.html

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