Researchers penetrate last bastion of Windows security

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by s23, Feb 5, 2010.

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  1. s23

    s23 Registered Member

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    Security researchers have defeated vulnerability protections baked into the latest versions of Internet Explorer, demonstrating that it's possible to poke holes in a safety net that's widely relied on to keep end users safe from drive-by exploits.

    By exploiting weaknesses in Adobe Systems' Flash Player, researchers have devised two separate attacks that bypass mitigations Microsoft put into IE 7 and 8. Known as ASLR, or address space layout randomization, and DEP, or data execution prevention, the technologies are designed to lessen the severity of bugs by making it hard for them to cause the execution of malicious code.

    More here:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/03/microsoft_windows_protection_bypass/


    One more time.... ADOBE. OOT: this remind me a song from Trouble called The Tempter.... it says :

    I am the tempter
    Ruler of hell
    Bringer of evil
    Beware
     
  2. Daveski17

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    Anything Adobe has always worried me... :eek:

    Luckily I rarely use IE (if ever). :thumb:
     
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