[ISN] Windows 8 a step forward in security, researcher says

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 03:39:00 -0500 (CDT)

By William Jackson
May 09, 2012

Microsoft’s new operating system builds on existing code from previous 
versions and represents a step forward in security, said security 
researcher Chris Valasek, who has been examining early releases of 
Windows 8.

“As a security practitioner, I like the thing they have put in place to 
make it harder to exploit,” he said. Microsoft has become more security 
conscious, he said, and the benefits of the new OS probably will 
outweigh the risks.

Valasek, a senior security researcher at Coverity, has been analyzing 
Windows 8 since the release of the developer’s version last fall and now 
is looking at the Consumer Preview that was released in February.

A release preview version is expected to be made public in June, and the 
final release is expected in October, although that is subject to 
change. Valasek will present his findings on the security in the new 
operating system at the Black Hat Briefings in July.


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