Linked by David Adams on Sun 9th May 2010 03:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses According to The Register, "Researchers say they've devised a way to bypass protections built in to dozens of the most popular desktop anti-virus products, including those offered by McAfee, Trend Micro, AVG, and BitDefender. The method, developed by software security researchers at matousec.com, works by exploiting the driver hooks the anti-virus programs bury deep inside the Windows operating system. In essence, it works by sending them a sample of benign code that passes their security checks and then, before it's executed, swaps it out with a malicious payload."
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RE[4]: Not that simple
by roverrobot on Mon 10th May 2010 21:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not that simple"
roverrobot
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Exactly, by that I wanted to say that even Unix is not that safe if you know where are the week points.


True. No OS is bullet proof. But that does not mean that windows is as safe as other OS.

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