(MCT) – Microsoft put much of what it learned about PC security into its Windows Vista operating system. But even with new anti-phishing, anti-malware and anti-hack filters, the team at eEye Digital Security in Aliso Viejo, Calif., has managed to discover a few Vista weaknesses.
Marc Maiffret, eEye’s co-founder and chief hacking officer, and Derek Soeder, senior software engineer, stopped by the Register to demonstrate how security flaws can open a Windows Vista PC to attackers. eEye is known for finding software flaws and then working with the software company to fix them. Watch the video at ocregister.com/money.
And they offer some tips:
Run Windows Update religiously to make sure you have the latest patches (fixes) to Windows flaws. Keep all software — Adobe, iTunes, Firefox, etc. — up to date because Microsoft isn’t the only software company prone to attacks. Install an anti-virus/anti-spyware security program to catch new problems.
eEye combined anti-virus, anti-spyware and all the PC security software into one product called Blink. They offer a free version to consumers, at eeye.com/blinkpersonal.