Windows 7 in danger of “Unfixable Exploit” [Gasps!]

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by Mike
Posted April 24th, 2009 at 3:51 am

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For all of the updated and extra security Microsoft is touting for Windows 7, this latest revelation doesn’t bode well for consumer confidence for Microsoft’s latest up and coming operating system.  A malicious program with such prowess and finesse must have some size behind it rigth?  Wrong!  The program responsible for attaching itself to 7 weighs in at a measly 3KB and goes b the name of “VBootki 2.0″.  According to Network World, researches have determined that your handy virus software will have a pretty tough time catching this tiny parasite, as it will attach itself to system memory during the boot up process - a time when virus scanners aren’t exactly at their strongest.  After said install, any Cybercriminal will then have complete access to do whatever he wants pretty much.  If you’re shakin’ in your boots, don’t.  VBootkit can’t be installed remotely meaning you’ll have to at least be in the same physical region as the hacker.  Whew!  That’s a relief.

 

Source: Gizmodo, Network World, Electronista, Engadget

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