Posts Tagged ‘security mechanisms’

Windows 8Despite the efforts of Microsoft customize build mechanisms to counter cyber threats, to better protect the user needs antivirus.

Experts in the field of information security is not very optimistic about took the news the update of security mechanisms in the operating system Windows 8 from Microsoft.

Despite the appearance of the OS Product Windows SmartScreen and Windows Defender, which, together with the earlier protection mechanisms should provide comprehensive user safety, the researchers note that the efforts made Microsoft is not enough. So, Windows SmartScreen is a means of protecting your computer from running unknown applications and files downloaded from the web, and Windows Defender – complete integrated Antivirus previously known as Microsoft Security Essentials.

Both decisions, according to the developer, to fully protect the user from a variety of cyber attacks, as Microsoft Security Essentials does not just accept the best of anti-virus solutions. (more…)

Windows 8Tags: Windows 8, vulnerability, MBR

Found in Windows 8 vulnerability allows an attacker to overwrite the boot system.

Security researchers have discovered a security flaw in Windows 8, which lets you set the system rootkit. Italian consulting company ITSEC security flaw found after analyzing Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), which replaces the BIOS for Windows 8.

As stated in the company, Microsoft has ported to many elements of the UEFI BIOS, including boot record MBR. Senior security researcher at ITSEC Andrea Allievi were able to construct the first known virus, which infects the MBR in Windows 8. (more…)