[funsec] Security Vendor Bypasses Microsoft's Vista PatchGuard
BlueBoar at thievco.com
Wed Oct 25 13:20:34 CDT 2006
Larry Seltzer wrote:
> I don't take it seriously when people assert that there will always be
> another way to bypass PatchGuard, and any real vendor who does it is
There will be. Just not one that the vendors can get away with using.
Doesn't bother the guys selling your machine for $0.20/installation though.
> Microsoft will find a way to block the technique and then they're
One of the big reasons why that's not useful to a vendor. That, and MS
will tell customers that their machine is no longer supported if they
use Brand X with Kernel Extensions Y.
>In any event, this is just about some security functions on 64-bit
> Windows systems, a relatively small part of the market for years to
As a percentage of all machines out there, I wouldn't argue.
But if you're a Windows shop, you will have to have some of your servers
be 64-bit. You won't have an option for some of the backend stuff Real
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