Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Meriadoc, Jul 6, 2007.
Rutkowska isn't the only one losing by not getting her $384,000.
It will soon be boo-hoo time for the AV/AS companies too, who will stand to lose millions. By Ptacek et cie. demonstrating protection for a bloated OS that's swiss-cheesed by design, you can also add M$ into the fold, as they will be essentially be using virtualization as the answer to protect it.
For those who don't virtualize Windows, either from EULA adherence or lack of an alternate OS, it will remain the $$$ game - newer hardware, AV/AS/paid apps and the OS itself, and still worry about getting pwn3d. For those who do virtualize, if the host OS is still a Windows version, then you're only as safe as your host OS.
Or, let's see... use Linux (free), run VMware/VirtualBox (if needed; free) and if anything manages to go wrong (if ever), boot from a Live CD (free) and fix whatever happened.
Ya gotta love it when well-intentioned people going after a hacker, just to blow their own horn will manage to sound a wake-up call to those being legally fleeced.
The fact that Ferrie works for Symantec and will be part of the show will make it even more humorous.
Follow the money ... sounds familiar?
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