A new bug in Microsoft Windows might make it simple for hackers to install a rootkit.
The fundamental goal of WPBT is to keep key functions like anti-theft software working even after the operating system has been changed, formatted, or reinstalled. However, because the technology allows such software to "stick to the device indefinitely," Microsoft has warned that exploitation of WPBT might result in security problems, such as the deployment of rootkits on Windows devices. In response to the findings, Microsoft has recommended using a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policy to tightly restrict what binaries can be permitted to run on the devices. Read More