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Zeus 'Gameover' Trojan Expands Global Reach
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5/24/2014 | 7:36:59 AM
Protect the Software First
For Computer Security you must protect the software first.   Until un-authorized programming such as ZEUS arxe excluded and verified excluded -- there can be no meaningful discussion of "Computer Security". The term "Computer Security" will remain an oxymoron and the game of whac-a-mole will continue.

only the OS OEM can protect the operating software and that must be protected first.  It is the OS that protects the application software -- through memory protection and privileged instructions.  These asre implemented in the hardware.   The OS runs in "kernel mode" (RING0) while applications run in User Mode (RING3).

in User mode a program cannot modify the OS -- unless the OS allows it.    such permission should be granted only with the approval of the operator and only where the operator is administrator.

we have a real mess to clean up.


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