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[News] Manager Swaps Aimed at Saving Windows

Microsoft security chief is reassigned 

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| Microsoft has improved its reputation for security of late, but over the
| last few months there has been a spike in the number of reported
| vulnerabilities in its software and the total number of patches issued by
| the company. On Tuesday, the company issued patches for 26 bugs in its
| software, the largest single-day patch release in recent memory.


They would like to pretend everything is (or will be) fine, but it clearly is
is not. XP was marketed as and called ultra-secure at the time.

Also see:


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| "Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista
| operating system is set to be rewritten as the Company 'scrambles' to fix
| internal problems a Microsoft insider has confirmed to SHN... Microsoft has
| also admitted that it has major problems in it's Windows division and has
| has immediately initiated a total restructure of the division..."

Windows kernel protection expected to break soon

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| PatchGuard, a Microsoft technology to protect key parts of Windows,
| will be hacked sooner rather than later, a security expert said Thursday.


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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