Category: Windows

Windows 10 anniversary update: Security and privacy, hope and change?

With analysts predicting a big shift to Windows 10 in the enterprise in 2017, a new ESET white paper looks at security and privacy changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the build that Microsoft expects its business customers to run on the majority of their desktop computers.

Windows exploitation in 2016

We are pleased to present our annual report Windows exploitation in 2016. In this latest version of our report, we offer a fresh look at modern security features in Windows 10.

Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on

Despite the fact that there haven’t been any security updates or patches rolled out for Windows XP – with some industrial solutions being the exception – the system still runs on almost every tenth computer worldwide.

Windows exploitation in 2015

Hacking Team exploits and new security features in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are just a few of the highlights of ESET’s annual Windows exploitation in 2015 report.

Windows exploitation in 2014

Today, we published our research about Windows exploitation in 2014. This report contains interesting information about vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office patched over the course of the year, drive-by download attacks and mitigation techniques.

Time to Move On From Windows XP

Windows XP comes to an end of sorts on April 8, 2014. After this, Microsoft will cease providing security updates or support for this venerable operating system. ESET discusses implications and resources.

Windows exploitation in 2013

The year 2013 was notable for the appearance of 0-day vulnerabilities that were primarily used in targeted attacks. In this case, criminal hackers worked on developing exploits, only not for random propagation of malicious code, but rather for use in attacks on specific users.

Windows 8.1 – security improvements

A new white paper, titled Windows 8.1 Security – New and Improved, looks at the some of the most anticipated—and controversial—security features of this new “.1” point release of Windows 8.

Win32/Gapz: New Bootkit Technique

Win32/Gapz’s new bootkit technique modifies just 4 bytes of the original VBR, has an enhanced dropper and complex kernel mode functionality, and evades ELAM.

Win32/Gapz: steps of evolution

Win32/Gapz has a new technique for code injection and a new VBR infection method. The dropper has many tricks for bypassing detection by security software.

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