Security Implications of Microsoft Windows Vista

The four questions below are based on the paper

             Security Implications of Microsoft Windows Vista

Please email me your answers to these questions prior to our class meeting on Monday, April 30.

  1. Name three developer-controlled technologies that lead to more secure applications in Windows Vista. Why does the availability of these not necessarily mean that Windows Vista is a more secure operating system?
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  2. What is ASLR, how is it intended to increase security in Windows Vista, and how did Symantec analyze its efficiency at its intended purpose?
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  3. Describe one technology provided in Windows Vista intended to ensure kernel integrity. How well does it do its job?
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  4. With all the effort that Microsoft has placed into making Windows Vista an extremely secure operating system for home users, has the effort been in vain? Why or why not?
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