New security mitigations in Windows 8 already defeated

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  1. munkery macrumors 68020

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  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It's a pre-alpha version. Lion is a shipping product. You can't even compare the two :rolleyes:
     
  3. munkery thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, Windows 8 is currently a beta release.

    Mac OS X Lion has been available to security researchers since the beta release. The NDAs for the Lion beta ended with the retail release and still no methods are available.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sure Microsoft has the experience and foundation to have avoided this. It's not like Windows just came out the same time as Lion.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Alpha...beta, who cares? What matters is what's in the final, GM version of Windows.
     
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    Windows 8 is a "Developer Preview". Historically this places it in the Alpha category.
     
  7. munkery thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The truth is that many of the issues that facilitate exploitation in earlier releases of Windows still exist in Windows 8.

    The article shows that the new improvements in Windows 8 are trivial to bypass and the same methods applied to Windows 7 are useable with Windows 8 after bypassing the new features.

    http://vulnfactory.org/blog/2011/09/21/defeating-windows-8-rop-mitigation/

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    OK, Mac OS X Lion has been available to security researchers since being a "Developer Preview."

    But, nothing.
     

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