Microsoft Hardens Vista Against Kernel Mode Malware
With the threat from kernel-mode rootkits on the rise, Microsoft plans to make a significant policy change to block uncertified drivers from loading on x64 versions of Windows Vista.
Starting with Windows Vista and Windows Server (Longhorn), kernel-mode software must have a digital signature to load on x64-based computer systems. Microsoft Hardens Vista Against Kernel-Mode Malware
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