Thursday, 4 February 2010

Researchers penetrate last bastion of Windows security

Source: The Register

Researchers have found an effective technique called "JIT-spray" to work around the protections offered by ASLR (address space layout randomisation) and DEP (data execution prevention), which give Windows Vista and 7 greater protection against malware than was offered by earlier versions. This is significant, because it means a range of known vulnerabilities which were specific to Windows XP are now likely to work against Windows Vista and 7 machines.

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