April26

Windows 7 security pros and cons: an overview

A short overview:

- plus: Windows firewall improved: blocking outbound traffic mechanism improved
- plus: ASLR and DEP improved
- plus: IE8 imporved security issues: e.g SmartScreen - anti=pishing and anti-malware url filtering toolfiltering
- plus: BitLocker to include removable drives


- minus: Hidden File Extensions: user friendly but probolematic: eg. trojans can be hidden under: filename.xls.exe
- minus: XP virtualization: functionalities that work on a VM with XP can not be protected by Win 7 suite

 

So, is Windows 7 good enough for you?

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