Roundup: Vista security, breakability touted at RSA Conference

At RSA Conference 2007, Microsoft extolled the security virtues of its new operating system, but others weren't afraid to demonstrate how Vista security is lacking.

At RSA Conference 2007, Microsoft extolled the security virtues of its new operating system, but others weren't afraid to demonstrate how Vista security is lacking.

Windows Vista
Gates touts secure access anywhere
Microsoft's chairman tells RSA Conference 2007 attendees that a combination of authentication and access management strategies is what it takes to protect corporate data, but information security pros are willing to wait for the proof.

Vista exploitable, researcher says
Security researcher Marc Maiffret is set to reveal a new way to elevate system privileges by exploiting a flaw in Windows Vista.
Podcast: Maiffret talks about cracks in Vista

CA backup bug exploitable on Vista
A previously patched buffer overflow vulnerability in CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup has been exploited, the first such flaw for a third-party app running on Vista. One security firm says ISVs aren't taking advantage of Vista's new security features.

RSA Conference 2007

Can't make it to the show? SearchSecurity.com staff members are on the RSA floor, on hand to deliver the latest RSA Conference 2007 news and updates.
Rootkit dangers at an 'all-time high'
Industry experts at RSA Conference 2007 say not only have rootkits become the weapon of choice for malicious hackers, but they've also emerged as useful tools for legitimate businesses trying to exert control over users.



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