11/17/2005

Next Version Of Windows To Protect Against Rootkit

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:02 pm

A Microsoft executive has made public the company鈥檚 plans to secure 64-bit versions of Windows from dangerous malware such as rootkits.

According to remarks attributed to Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Windows server group, Microsoft had put in place a 鈥減atch guard鈥? on the Windows kernel, which would make it impossible to append code to the core of the OS while it was running.

Such a design would stop software such as rootkits from hitching into kernel software processes as a means to make themselves appear legitimate.

Current versions of Windows could not benefit from such an approach. “It is incredibly difficult to add that to 32 bit because there are a number of applications that take advantage of it in a valid way.

Source: Techworld.com

 

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