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  • Windows 7 not seucre?

    Here is the link to the security people that have discovered a boot time hack to Windows 7 that they say cannot be fixed:

    http://www.nvlabs.in/

    Interesting!

    Chris

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    Re: Windows 7 not seucre?

    Beta software is beta software plus of course if you can't physically secure your machine then there is always the possibility of people accessing it.
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    • #3
      Re: Windows 7 not seucre?

      Chris, that link only mentions 64bit Windows 7. Do you know if it applies to the 32bit versions as well?

      Will running it in a Virtual make a difference since you will be using a VHDD, therefore a Virtual Boot Sector or am I being virtually silly?
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      • #4
        Re: Windows 7 not seucre?

        It sounded to me like it was an flaw in the design of Windows 7. I do not think that Beta or 64 vs 32 bit will come into play.

        Physical security for your servers is still very important.

        Chris

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        • #5
          Re: Windows 7 not seucre?

          Not a great deal more than you could do with a LiveCD, but interesting nonetheless.
          But as you said, if you let an average guy lingering around your desktops, all the other security measures are out of the window.
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            Re: Windows 7 not seucre?

            A while ago wasn't there were reports of a program running before a Windows OS would boot, I guess therefore running windows in a shell, which could modify the writes/reads made by the OS and therefore "take control" is it related maybe? In this scenario I guess any OS is at risk.
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