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Windows 7: Vbootkit security hole


09 Jun 2009   #1

Vista Business 32 bit
 
 
Vbootkit security hole

Windows 7 Can Be Hacked, No Fix - Tom's Hardware

Does anyone know if this security issue has been fixed? This is pretty major from a security standpoint. A lot of users will just accept the default user account created upon installation, which has admin rights, thus making them vulnerable. Granted this more concerns public computers and company security ... but still ... an issue.

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09 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Unless I'm mistaken, this issue was addressed in the June Security Bulletin found here;

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS09-019.mspx

and here;

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd560691.aspx
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09 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Topgun505 View Post
Windows 7 Can Be Hacked, No Fix - Tom's Hardware

Does anyone know if this security issue has been fixed? This is pretty major from a security standpoint. A lot of users will just accept the default user account created upon installation, which has admin rights, thus making them vulnerable. Granted this more concerns public computers and company security ... but still ... an issue.


This is old, it's not really a concern. they have to physically install it on your machine, unless you're going to let the hacker into your house to put it on your computer, don't worry about this.


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With that said, there's a positive and negative side to this kind of attack. The good news is that the hacker must by physically present to take control of the PC, making the threat somewhat minimal. Additionally, once the computer reboots, Vbootkit 2.0 will no longer have control since the data stored in memory is no longer available.
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