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Windows Vista SP1 includes more than 300 hot fixes

December 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 – expected 1st Quarter 2008 Microsoft explains that Windoes Vista Service Pack 1 will not resolve compatability issues.“Applications that have compatibility issues with Windows Vista today will most likely continue to have the same issues with Windows Vista with SP1.” Microsoft officials have said they were not not planning to […]

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Tags: applications · candidate · concedes · enhance · kiss · upside · vista · whitepaper

Windows Vista susceptible to social engineering attacks – two-step process for having a Trojan piggyback on a legitimate download

May 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

We have previously pointed out some of the security problems with Windows Vista, such as: – Windows Vista – problems we know about, – Windows Vista content protection – why it will fail and hurt users in the developing world the most, – Why Microsoft’s Open XML is not an open standard, – CyTRAP Labs […]

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Tags: elevation · paveza · prompted · roberto · tricks · unintended · upcoming · _efficiency_

Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates – Windows XP song and dance show is getting tuned up for Windows Vista but reviews are not very good

April 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Previously we wrote: – Today’s Microsoft out-of-cycle patch – should we be pleased? – Steve Palmer – motivating workers – a new approach To get you up to speed it is necessary to go down history line a bit. A while back we were one of the earlier geek sites that pointed out a trend […]

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Windows Vista content protection – why it will fail and hurt users in the developing world the most

January 16th, 2007 · 4 Comments

We have previously pointed out the securit issues regarding Microsoft Vista: – Trend – Windows Vista – ET calling home to report case of piracy – Windows Vista – big brother and your security – Research that matters – Windows Vista and the Toredo Protocol – tunneling past network security and other security implications Now […]

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Tags: auckland · audio · disabled · driver · hardware · revocation

CyTRAP Labs advisory – first Windows Vista zero-day exploit in progress

December 21st, 2006 · No Comments

This is a first for Microsoft Windows Vista, so CyTRAP Labs felt it necessary to keep you informed. Most of you will probably not use Windows Vista at this time. Nonetheless, this is too important to ignore. Unfortunately there is the first Windows Vista zero-day exploit for which you can get an advisory here: CASEScontact.org […]

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How could Windows Vista make the adoption of the Open Document Format more difficult?

December 14th, 2006 · No Comments

For some time now Microsoft has been pushing its SD3+C initiative and we have seen some satisfaying and some less satisfaying results coming from these efforts (check out What does Microsoft’s SD3+C campaign really stand for?). Vista is the first operating system to begin to use the features of the Trusted Computing Module, though for […]

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Tags: fancy · hospital · larva · office · picky · revocable · untrustworthy

Research that matters – Windows Vista and the Toredo Protocol – tunneling past network security and other security implications

December 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Just for your information, Teredo is a platform-independent protocol developed by Microsoft, which is enabled by default in Windows Vista. As the report points out, Teredo provides a way for nodes located behind an IPv4 NAT to connect to IPv6 nodes on the Internet. By tunneling IPv6 traffic over IPv4 UDP through the NAT and […]

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Tags: implications · ipv4 · nodes · protocol · symantec · teredo · traffic · tunneling

Windows Vista – big brother and your security

October 18th, 2006 · 1 Comment

In the past we have pointed out that Microsoft is trying its best to make sure that Windows Vista will become as dominant in the marketplace as Windows XP: – Regulation that matters – Microsoft and European Commission battle it out about Windows Vista But Windows Vista will have a few nice security features that […]

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Regulation that matters – Microsoft and European Commission battle it out about Windows Vista

October 10th, 2006 · No Comments

The Commission is concerned about Vista because it bundles a string of new programmes and functions into the operating system, for example: – an internet search engine, – a fixed-document reader, – anti-virus and anti-spam software with the Windows Security Center, as well as – encryption and handwriting recognition software. The new concerns are based […]

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Tags: bundling · commission’s · concerns · european · functions · product · undermine · vista

Trend – Windows Vista – ET calling home to report case of piracy

October 6th, 2006 · No Comments

We have previousl talked about: – Windows is getting ever more complex and Vista promsies more complexity Early this summer we also talked about Microsoft’s Windows XP ‘Genuine Advantage’ (WGA) service and its anti-piracy system. Some readers droppd us a line musing about the possible trend that Windows Vista would enable Microsoft to ‘disable’ systems […]

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