Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Vista Research Papers

Symantec has released the first three of six technical research papers evaluating Windows Vista security components.

The research papers cover a range of Vista security mechanisms in-depth, from its Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) technology designed to thwart heap overflows and certain malware attack methods, to buffer overflow protection in Vista's Visual Studio C++ compiler and an evaluation of how well legacy malware works on Vista's OS.

The first paper is designed for technical managers and other IT professionals who want to understand the effectiveness of Windows Vista’s new security technologies. This paper will be valuable to decision makers who need to get a practical understanding of Windows Vista’s true security posture.

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