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Windows 8 a step forward in security, researcher says
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 03:39:00 -0500 (CDT)
By William Jackson
May 09, 2012
Microsoft’s new operating system builds on existing code from previous
versions and represents a step forward in security, said security
researcher Chris Valasek, who has been examining early releases of
“As a security practitioner, I like the thing they have put in place to
make it harder to exploit,” he said. Microsoft has become more security
conscious, he said, and the benefits of the new OS probably will
outweigh the risks.
Valasek, a senior security researcher at Coverity, has been analyzing
Windows 8 since the release of the developer’s version last fall and now
is looking at the Consumer Preview that was released in February.
A release preview version is expected to be made public in June, and the
final release is expected in October, although that is subject to
change. Valasek will present his findings on the security in the new
operating system at the Black Hat Briefings in July.
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- Windows 8 a step forward in security, researcher says InfoSec News (May 10)