Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 00:00 UTC
Windows Microsoft has released a first draft of programming interfaces meant to help security firms create products that work with kernel protection features in Windows Vista. The new application programming interfaces, or APIs, will let software makers extend the functionality of the Windows kernel in 64-bit versions of Vista, Microsoft said on its website on Tuesday. Security companies, including market leaders Symantec and McAfee, had complained that Microsoft locked them out of the kernel.
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richmoore
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2005-08-06

> If I wanted to be a jerk I could write a program that just randomly closes windows

Actually, that's trivial to do on most window systems including X11. Once you have access to the window system (eg. through an ill thought out xhost + then you can give up on security).

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