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Old 08-10-2007, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ATI Driver Flaw Exposes Vista Kernel To Attackers

Apparently an unpatched flaw in an ATI driver allows hackers to load unsigned drivers onto Vista. The flaw was at the center of the Purple Pill proof-of-concept tool that exposed a way to tamper with the Windows Vista kernel.

Purple Pill, a utility released by Alex Ionescu and yanked an hour later after the kernel developer realized that the ATI driver flaw was not yet patched, provided an easy way to load unsigned drivers onto Vista ó effectively defeating the new anti-rootkit/anti-DRM mechanism built into Microsoftís newest operating system.
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Default Re: ATI Driver Flaw Exposes Vista Kernel To Attackers

ok...........so this is pretty bad for Microsoft n ATI as well. All i can say is hope this gets fixed or major problems r going to happen in the not-so-distant future.

i always see DRM, DRM free, etc. I mean, i read what DRM is but still dont quiet understand it, what is it's purpose MAINLY?
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