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Found a new security risk


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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:07 PM

I found this http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/18/wi...7_security_bug/
A fix is reported soon. Good read.

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#2 sh4rkbyt3

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:50 PM

I saw that article too several weeks ago Layback, good posting.

Users should also know that the Windows 7 x64 OS is just as vulnerable to Rootkit infections as the x86 (32 bit version also) despite Microsoft's claims. I've had at least 3 instances of different Rootkits that were discovered using HijackThis that showed up in the 023 area displaying a start of %SystemRoot% and ending with "file missing". Gmer also found them but was unable to remove them and ComboFix doesn't even touch them in x64 mode.

I even tried Sophos and A2 and neither would touch them either. I like the idea of x64 because of better memory capabilities but little to almost no support in the security arena doesn't bode well! The best fix so far seems to be a complete system wipe and reformat.




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