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Offline polonus

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MS open up on Vista PatchGuard APIs
« on: December 20, 2006, 03:57:30 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

MS opens up her PatchGuard API to security vendors:
http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/feature/42B265C041C0A0E7CC2572490070CA0A

Is this also good news for the malcreants to load up their API analyzing tools?

Again the normal user is vulnerable, because the 64 PatchGuard stays secure.
Although some may have a well designed clue as according to what lines PatchGuard may work (and alas again it is more of the same formula - security through obscurity- "I laid my hanky there, and hope no one will tell").

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Re: MS open up on Vista PatchGuard APIs
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006, 09:40:40 PM »
I got the docs, it's nothing special but better than nothing,

Im just wondering why it's taking so long to implement it - the current plan is to include the new APIs in Vista SP1 scheduled for 2008.
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Re: MS open up on Vista PatchGuard APIs
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 05:42:25 PM »
I got the docs, it's nothing special but better than nothing,

Im just wondering why it's taking so long to implement it - the current plan is to include the new APIs in Vista SP1 scheduled for 2008.
Probably the most expedient way to get the EU regulators of their back.  ;D
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