Linked by Alcibiades on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Windows Like a lot of people who have worked in the business, I find myself in conversations about computer security with people who are having problems or know people who have problems. I wrote this to save me from explaining the same thing over and over again to different people, and to save them the trouble of having to make notes as we talked. It was meant to be something you could give to a 'naive user' and have them be able to read and follow it more or less unaided, and while not being a complete guide, at least be something that made them more secure than before they got it.
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RE[3]: Zonealarm
by ma_d on Thu 5th Jan 2006 18:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Zonealarm"
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MacOS before OS X did lack memory protection. Windows 9x had a memory protection scheme, and I think it was the reason it was so unstable after a few weeks (it wasn't very good).
I don't know about 3.1. But I don't know if the hardware could have even supported a protected mode in 16bit. IIRC you needed to be using 32bit code to get that.

I'd honestly be a bit surprised to see this attack possible on Unix systems. I googled around a bit, but "injection dll" is a whole lot better than "injection so" ;) . I kept getting junk about mysql.

I'll do some more digging using your instructions on how it's actually done.

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