Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jul 2005 16:54 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Vulnerabilities in USB drivers for Windows could allow an attacker to take control of locked workstations using a specially programmed Universal Serial Bus device, according to an executive from SPI Dynamics, which discovered the security hole. However, SPI tested attacks on Windows systems, but any operating system that is USB-compliant is probably vulnerable.
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RE[5]: So... (kernel design)
by on Sat 23rd Jul 2005 20:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: So..."

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Actually the NT/XP/Vista/....

Are based on the NT 4.x kernel series of course which in turn was designed by a former VMS kernel designer. It is (by design) a micokernel however due to the way utlizes the various drivers and their supporting libraries, it is more like a hybrid between a monolithic and microkernel.

Irrespective of it's exact design intent, it's still a single-user POS that doesn't belong anywhere near a business or home PC.


Just my 2 cents,


Nick

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RE[6]: So... (kernel design)
by n4cer on Sat 23rd Jul 2005 23:20 in reply to "RE[5]: So... (kernel design) "
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2005-07-06

NT is multi-user.
Vista moves a lot of stuff back to user mode.

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RE[7]: So... (kernel design)
by on Sun 24th Jul 2005 01:39 in reply to "RE[6]: So... (kernel design) "
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Ahh no. There is currently no Microsoft OS that is multi-user. Microsoft themselves will tell you that.

Multi-usability must be emulated via profiles and virtual desktop emulation ala citrix etc.

The kernel is NOT multi-user.

Trust me or don't (I'm a kernel guy by the way) and feel free to ask around, or google my name "Nicholas Donovan"

Or, ask on the kernel lists adn they will confirm what I've told you.


Cheers,

Nick

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