Researchers Demonstrate Attack Method Immune to all AV Apps

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SuperiorBeing

Microsoft Security Essentials.  It's not listed?  It's the only AV software I've been using for a pretty long time, and I'm sure other people have as well.

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Number Six

>>The question is, should you be concerned? Not yet.<<

Perhaps, not ever.  Matousec has stumbled upon a vulnerability that has been known since December 2003!

For more information, look to the Blog written by David Harley of ESET, makers of Max PC's current top-rated AV Software.

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PawBear

Would creating some kind of a "sandbox" eliminate any or all exploits?  Is it even possible?

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lunchbox73

Cue the Mac and Linux fanboys.

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marshallladd

If it is running at the driver and kernel level, I assume it can be used on all OS's just with different coding.  I could be wrong on that so don't quote me.

 

If you really want to grind the gears of a Mac fanboy though, just remind them that this exploit is not needed since they probably aren't running any AV software in the first place since "macs don't have viruses."

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CentiZen

I don't know who said we shouldn't be worried, but their wrong. Sure, this exploit by itself is relativly difficult to pull off, but when coupled with any other kind of arbitrary code exploit, this is deadly. And before you ask, yes, I have seen the proof of concept code.

SHEILA: AMD X4 965 3.2GHZ ; 4 GB G.SKILL GAMING RAM ; RADEON HD 5770 1GB

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lunchbox73

Paul Lilly said it. He wrote the article.

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