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  • Blog Post: Windows Vista x64 Security – Pt 2 – Patchguard

    NOTE: I know this is a long post. If you don’t want to read all the details I discuss here, I still encourage you to go read What Were They Thinking? Anti-Virus Software Gone Wrong , by Skywing, to give you a perspective on “known good” extensions to kernels. Also, as always, this blog post represents...
  • Blog Post: Interview with SophosLabs Director Mark Harris

    As part of my follow up research into Sophos Anti-Virus’s built in Behavior Blocking / Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) software (as discussed in my blog entry No 64-bit Windows Vista Security from <YourVendor> ?, Give Sophos a Try ), I found out that an old friend and colleague from the...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Patchguard Architect Forrest Foltz (Windows Vista x64 Security - Patchguard follow up)

    Here I am doing my thing, looking at some of the security improvements in Windows Vista x64 (see pt1 and pt2 ), when all of a sudden, Patchguard seems to be hot news . [NOTE: Readers, if you need more details on Patchguard, start with my previous post Windows Vista x64 Security – Pt 2 – Patchguard...
  • Blog Post: December 2006 Catch-up

    Well, between the Holidays and 2 weeks of being sick, I didn't stay very current during December. So, to get back on track, I thought I'd create this summary, backdate it to December 31 (today is January 2nd, 2007), just so I can share my comments on some of the interesting security happenings during...