Hackers at Black Hat rise to Microsoft's challenge to break Vista's security (and succeed)

Summary:Looks like Microsoft has more work to do on Vista's security. According to InfoWorld:After security researcher Joanna Rutkowska demonstrated Thursday how it's possible to circumvent security in Microsoft's Vista beta software and install a rootkit called Blue Pill, Microsoft said it intends to find ways to stop both potential threats before Vista ships.

Looks like Microsoft has more work to do on Vista's security. According to InfoWorld:

After security researcher Joanna Rutkowska demonstrated Thursday how it's possible to circumvent security in Microsoft's Vista beta software and install a rootkit called Blue Pill, Microsoft said it intends to find ways to stop both potential threats before Vista ships. At the Black Hat conference, Rutkowska, security researcher at Singapore-based firm COSEINC, showed that she found a way to bypass the Vista integrity-checking process for loading unsigned code into the Vista kernel. Then she presented Blue Pill, a rootkit she created based on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Secure Virtual Machine, Pacifica.

Topics: Security

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