Microsoft's guru: malware and viruses will evolve on Vista

Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 12:03 AM EST

Better late than never, here's a fascinating tidbit from Microsoft's own Mark Russinovich (how odd is it to write that!): malware may very well be subject to a kind of digital survival of the fittest. Despite its much-overhauled security model, Vista will still fall victim to malware and viruses and will even spur the development of new attack methods. Sayeth the man who knows Windows like no other: "malware will evolve to run as standard user, where it can accomplish many of its goals, not that Vista somehow enables malware—in fact, ASLR, service security hardening, Defender, SDL, and other security enhancements raise the security bar in Vista."

At Ars Technica.

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