Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Zero Day Security Hole in Windows 7

360 security centers have reported that they have detected a severe kernel security hole in Windows 7 RC last Thursday.

This security finding is tagged as the first Zero Day hole since the public test of Windows 7.
The security centers of 360 security, the biggest free security platform in China, has found the vulnerability on Windows 7 and has reported accordingly to Microsoft China. The company has received the confirmation on the security information delivered, and they are still waiting for the official announcement from the software giant.

The security problem results in blue screens whenever a windows is opened or closed. The blue screen is caused by incompatible codes between the old codes from Windows 3.1 and Windows 7 codes.

The hole in Windows 7 would allow attackers to invade the system followed by another attack.
Make sure your Windows 7 box is updating automatically as Microsoft would immediately release security updates after they have confirmed it’s existence.

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