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Exactly. Hence it's not going to replicate any of the bugs/glitches in the Win32 architecture (only the design flaws), and is thus useless for testing virii on.
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Azu wrote:
Exactly. Hence it's not going to replicate any of the bugs/glitches in the Win32 architecture (only the design flaws), and is thus useless for testing virii on.
Yes, very true. And it goes further than that also. Even different builds & patch levels of a live OS can have an influence. We often see how malware is targeting a flaw in something that has a patch made available long ago. Either keep your computer up-to-date with patches or unplug it from the network and turn off your wireless.
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Azu



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revolution wrote:
Azu wrote:
Exactly. Hence it's not going to replicate any of the bugs/glitches in the Win32 architecture (only the design flaws), and is thus useless for testing virii on.
Yes, very true. And it goes further than that also. Even different builds & patch levels of a live OS can have an influence. We often see how malware is targeting a flaw in something that has a patch made available long ago. Either keep your computer up-to-date with patches or unplug it from the network and turn off your wireless.
Yep, that's how conficker spreads. The Windows updates are so un-user friendly that a lot of people don't bother with them.. so they get bit, hard.
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Azu wrote:
revolution wrote:
Azu wrote:
Exactly. Hence it's not going to replicate any of the bugs/glitches in the Win32 architecture (only the design flaws), and is thus useless for testing virii on.
Yes, very true. And it goes further than that also. Even different builds & patch levels of a live OS can have an influence. We often see how malware is targeting a flaw in something that has a patch made available long ago. Either keep your computer up-to-date with patches or unplug it from the network and turn off your wireless.
Yep, that's how conficker spreads. The Windows updates are so un-user friendly that a lot of people don't bother with them.. so they get bit, hard.
Un-userfriendly? Works pretty automatically...

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f0dder wrote:
Azu wrote:
revolution wrote:
Azu wrote:
Exactly. Hence it's not going to replicate any of the bugs/glitches in the Win32 architecture (only the design flaws), and is thus useless for testing virii on.
Yes, very true. And it goes further than that also. Even different builds & patch levels of a live OS can have an influence. We often see how malware is targeting a flaw in something that has a patch made available long ago. Either keep your computer up-to-date with patches or unplug it from the network and turn off your wireless.
Yep, that's how conficker spreads. The Windows updates are so un-user friendly that a lot of people don't bother with them.. so they get bit, hard.
Un-userfriendly? Works pretty automatically...
Why are so many infected then? :s
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Un-userfriendly? Works pretty automatically...
Yeah and it fucks up your registry and registers all kind of crappy installs that will make your system a complete mess.

Either slipstream them into the Windows Setup before installing it, or not update at all. That's my policy Razz

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