Is ASLR in Windows 7 really "massively improved" compared to Vista?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by MrBrian, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. MrBrian

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    From http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/182917/pros_and_cons_of_windows_7_security.html:
    Does anybody have any evidence to support or refute this claim? All I found so far is that according to the same Chet Wisniewski at http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/012810-malware-aims-to-evade-windows.html, ASLR and DEP cover more programs in Windows 7 than Vista.
     
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    I don't know about massively improved, but I do know M$ has admitted to some shortcomings with ASLR on Vista 32 bit. I would imagine 7 covers more libraries and programs.

    At any rate, to get the full benefits of DEP and ASLR, one really needs to be using a 64 bit OS.
     
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