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Unfixable Hack

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

These are words you don’t necessarily like to hear together if you work in the software industry.  But some clever hackers at the Hack in the Box Security Conference in Dubai just demonstrated a 3K file that is a permanent, unfixable hack to Windows 7.


Granted, you need physical access to the machine — it can’t be executed remotely.  So while it’s useful for an inside job, it wouldn’t be so useful if someone wanted to, say, crack into a computer at Credite Suisse from their couch.

Still, it’s bad.  Un-fixable, and totally untraceable.

Check it out: Security team shows unfixable Windows 7 hack at Electronista