Windows 7 Easily Deflects First Security Attack

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  • Written on: September 9th, 2009

windows_logoMicrosoft is reporting today that the “Tear-drop attack” sample code that was claimed to successfully crash Windows 7 remotely can’t touch Microsoft’s upcoming golden child.

It seems that the person who was testing the code tested it on a release candidate version of Windows 7.  The release candidate was impacted by the security problem, however Microsoft responded in their bulletin that the final release of Windows 7 (pressed to DVDs in July) is not impacted by the flaw.

This is the first specific example of a security threat impacting Windows Vista that was preemptively blocked by Windows 7.

I am sure there will be other exposed threats that will impact Windows 7, but this victory comes just in time for 7’s October 22nd release.  Windows 7 is expected to be the most advanced operating system on the planet (a claim that Apple is making in their music on hold right now about Snow Leopard).

  1. Odzyskiwanie Danych said on September 11th, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Good news for 7. I’m not an enthusiast when it comes to MS systems. Every month they release about 3 to 5 crucial patches. I think the same will be with the new 7 Windows. I hope not but these pesky hackers will do anything to find errors.

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