The attack involves the Microsoft Application Verifier, a runtime verification tool for unmanaged code that helps developers quickly find subtle programming errors in their applications. The tool, introduced with Windows XP, is installed by default and enabled on all versions of the operating system.
Since when was Application Verifier installed by default? It was apparently included on Windows XP's CD in
To improve system performance, Lenovo is leading an industry trend of adopting RAID on the SSDs in certain product configurations.
Which RAID level works best with a single drive?
SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
In Windows Server 2003 and later versions, Http.sys is the kernel mode driver that handles HTTP requests.
WHY is there a kernel mode driver for HTTP? That's literally begging for security holes.
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