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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Windows with anti-rootkit

Microsoft Company is developing plans to secure 64-bit versions of Windows from dangerous malware such as rootkits.

According to Bob Muglia, high ranked in Windows server group, Microsoft had put in place a ‘patch guard’ on the Windows kernel, which would make it impossible to append code to the core of the OS while it was running.

Such a design would stop software such as rootkits from hitching into kernel software processes as a means to make themselves appear legitimate.

Microsoft’s 64-bit Longhorn Server is expected to ship in 2007, with the 64-bit only Release 2 two years later.

Posted on 11/17