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[News] Vista's PatchGuard Already Stripped

Microsoft fumes at Authentium

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| According to PC Magazine, Authentium has managed to switch off
| Vole's PatchGuard software so that it could install its own security
| systems.
| Vole has vowed to work quickly to make sure that Authentium's hack
| does not work.


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Vista PatchGuard Hacked

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| "Hackers have already broken PatchGuard and can disable it. This
| means that hackers can already get malicious code into the Windows
| Vista kernel; while legitimate security vendors can no longer protect
| it. This presents a serious new risk for consumers and enterprises
| worldwide," stated Oliver Friedrichs director of emerging
| technologies in Symantec Security Respons.


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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