10/13/2006

Vista’s DRM features could bedevil AV

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:10 pm

A security researcher is raising concerns about a digital rights management feature in Microsoft’s new Vista operating system that he claims may make it easy for malicious code authors to block anti-virus programs from removing their wares.

In a presentation to anti-virus researchers at the annual Virus Bulletin Conference in Montreal, Canada, Aleksander Czarnowski of the Polish firm AVET Information and Network Security, said that a new Vista feature, dubbed “protected processes,” which provides digital rights management functionality in Vista, could be abused to protect rootkits and other malicious code.

Source: infoworld

 

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