Every time Microsoft comes out with the latest iteration of its monolithic Windows operating system it boasts of a new fangled feature that it says would effectively stop piracy of its software. But time and time again, the hacker community finds a way to circumvent whatever security measures have been implemented by the company and virtually making all of those features worthless and ineffective.Recently a computer security expert has said that he predicts hackers will be able to crack the controversial PatchGuard kernel anti tampering technology that will be shipped every copy of Windows Vista in about year after its release.
According to Alexander Czarnowski, the chief executive of Avet in Poland, he thinks that it is only a matter of time before the said technology will be broken once the final release version of Vista is released to the public.
The PatchGuard technology was first introduced in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 x64 and in Windows XP x64 about two years ago. The technology monitors the kernel in order to prevent third parties from extending or replacing kernel services. What it does is effectively turning into an anti rootkit feature that would block the insertion of kernel mode stealth malware.
[tags]Microsoft, Windows, piracy, Windows Vista, PatchGuard, Windows XP[/tags]