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Re: Windows is 100% self-modifying assembly code?(Interesting security theory)
From: Christian Sciberras <uuf6429 () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:01:18 +0100

Or the worst kind of trolling to have ever walked these newsgroups....




On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:10 PM, John Horn <John.Horn () tucsonaz gov> wrote:

 Is this a joke?


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On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at  6:39 PM, in message <
8CD662233C10C95-230C-4704 () web-mmc-m02 sysops aol com>, John Jester Wilham
Patrick III <watermonk () devout com> wrote:


  From Andrew Auernheimer's Diary / irc memories:

Windows is written in pure, self-modifying assembly code. Notice how you
can install 15 gigs of data from a single Windows install DVD, which can
only hold 5 gigs? This is because the code is dynamically generated to
minimize attack vectors. Any attempt to observe the static files on the disk
will change how it looks in runtime. This is also why Windows needs to be
updated so often, so the running code never looks like it did before.

Does this sound true to you guys? Windows does seem to have updates that
take forever and speed wise it always felt there was something going
on.  Whenever I leave my laptop alone, even when it's offline, indexing off,
the computer is always working on stuff and you new know what it is.

Maybe all applications with Windows compile on runtime for dynamic
binaries, yet through .net's open, user-friendly API are still compatible?

Balmer said he wanted to make Vista and 7 an OS that would not slow down
after usage, but instead speed up. Windows is constantly reprogramming
itself to suit the behavior of it's users and performing security and
performance auditing.

This is likely true - Think about it:

All viruses are just malicious scripts. It's like saying *nix is insecure
because script kiddies compile binaries and bash scripts that rm /.

No one ever has ever had an attack vector against Windows 7 or Vista.
Please confirm.



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