[funsec] Point of No Return? Microsoft Says Recovery from MalwareBecoming Impo ssible

Brown, James jbrown at thrupoint.net
Tue Apr 4 15:33:59 CDT 2006


I've used that.  Not very functional- you only have a few Windows goodies. No room for Office Apps IIRC.
 
Jim B.
 

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To: drsollyp at drsolly.com; fergdawg at netzero.net
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Subject: RE: [funsec] Point of No Return? Microsoft Says Recovery from MalwareBecoming Impo ssible



Bart-PE does just that :-)   It's like a windows based Knoppix :-)


Michael P. Blanchard
Antivirus / Security Engineer, CISSP, GCIH, CCSA-NGX, MCSE
Office of Information Security & Risk Management
EMC ² Corporation
4400 Computer Dr.
Westboro, MA 01580


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Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 1:17 PM
To: Fergie
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Subject: Re: [funsec] Point of No Return? Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impo ssible

On Tue, 4 Apr 2006, Fergie wrote:

> Interesting.
>
> Via eWeek.
>
> [snip]
>
> In a rare discussion on the severity of the Windows malware scourge, a
> Microsoft security official said businesses should consider investing in
> an automated process to wipe hard drives and reinstall malware-infested
> operating systems.
>
> "When you are dealing with rootkits and some advanced spyware programs,
> the only solution is to rebuild from scratch. In some cases, there
> really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit," Mike
> Danseglio, program manager in the Security Solutions group at Microsoft,
> said in a presentation at the InfoSec World conference here.

Maybe MS should do "Windows for Grannies", along the lines of grannix.
If all the software is on CD Rom and you can't install software on the
hard disk, then you've moved quite a long way to hardeing the system.


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