Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 11th Aug 2008 16:13 UTC, submitted by gonzo
Privacy, Security, Encryption Ars Technica has analyzed recently publicized Vista's security flaws. "Unfortunate, yes, but not as was reported in the immediate aftermath of the presentation evidence that Vista's security is useless, nor does this work constitute a major security issue. And it's not game over, either. Sensationalism sells, and there's no news like bad news, but sometimes particularly when covering security issues, it would be nice to see accuracy and level-headedness instead. ... Furthermore, these attacks are specifically on the buffer overflow protections; they do not circumvent the IE Protected Mode sandbox, nor Vista's (in)famous UAC restrictions."
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My comment from the last story
by vaette on Mon 11th Aug 2008 20:48 UTC
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I wrote up a comment to a similar effect on the last story, summarizing the contents of the paper:

A bit of a plug but I figure most people had long moved on from the story by the time I made the post ;)

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