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New GhostHook Attack Bypasses Windows 10 PatchGuard Protections

June 23rd, 2017

Vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft PatchGuard kernel protection could allow hackers to plant rootkits on computers running the company’s latest and secure operating system, Windows 10.

Researchers at CyberArk Labs have developed a new attack technique which could allow hackers to completely bypass PatchGuard, and hook a malicious kernel code (rootkits) at the kernel level.

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Microsoft Patches Windows Zero-Day Flaw Disclosed by Google

November 9th, 2016

Microsoft was very upset with Google last week when its Threat Analysis Group publically disclosed a critical Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2016-7255) that had yet to be patched.

The company criticized Google’s move, claiming that the disclosure of the vulnerability, which was being exploited in the wild, put its customers “at potential risk.”
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