NZ Researcher Uncovers Hacking Techniques Against Vista

Ben Hawkes, a Security Researcher from New Zealand, has conducted a research that uncovers techniques of hacking for invading the Vista software, a memory management component that each of the applications from Microsoft Word to Web programs uses.

According to Hawkes, a bug exists in these program applications known as the memory corruption bug. Historically, the bug has been causing severe security hazards because malicious users can use them to execute arbitrary code; thus, enabling attackers to create an unwanted backdoor component or to install a keylogger, as reported by ComputerWorld on August 25, 2008.

Furthermore, Hawkes said his research doesn't pose a danger to the Internet world, as it doesn't present a security flaw. Rather, a malicious user could utilize his stu...

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