Robert Hensing's Blog

Software Security . . . and stuff.

August, 2007

  • New Kernel mode threats

    First up we have Atsiv - a signed driver that lets you load un-signed drivers on Vista x64: http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/weblog/2007/07/driver_signing_on_vista_64bit.html Next we have this interesting blog from Symantec about...
  • Haute Secure

    So this is an interesting company making an interesting product: http://hautesecure.com/index.aspx Why do I find it interesting? It's made up (mostly) of former Microsoft, specifically SWI / MSRC types ( http://hautesecure.com/about.aspx ) They've got...
  • eWeek article on Atsiv / x64 driver signing

    I will admit - I like Larry Seltzer's articles . . . he tends to be more of a 'big picture' guy when he writes columns on technology focusing on the real underlying issues and not getting caught up in things that ultimately don't matter or that prevent...
  • Our response to Atsiv . . .

    Well that didn't take very long - here's our authoritative response as described by Scott Field - one of my favorite architects (super smart, genuinely nice guy, very helpful): http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsvistasecurity/archive/2007/08/03/x64-driver-signing...
  • NBC sends a reporter to DefCon - hilarity ensues

    Man I picked a hell of a year NOT to attend BH / Defcon: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=653 http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070804/ts_alt_afp/technologyitsoftwaremediacompanynbc http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/08/03/Undercover-Dateline-NBC-producer-booted...
  • Hybrid sleep in Vista and S0 - S5 explained

    Okay it's time for another shameless 'wow - Vista rocks' type blog post. :) So I have a notebook and a desktop that I use with Vista daily. I've never really sat down to investigate 'hybrid sleep' or what it is or how it works until this weekend (I admit...
  • Synthing the Space Shuttle

    Live Labs - doing some cool stuff with Photosynth for NASA: http://labs.live.com/Rocket+Science+Synthing+The+Space+Shuttle.aspx
  • Google blogger attacks?

    Interesting article over @ BBC talking about a rash of Google blogger blogs that have been updated to contain links to malicious sites: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6970368.stm I find it interesting that Google blogger is being singled out...