MichaelQuigley at TheWay.Org MichaelQuigley at TheWay.Org
Thu Apr 28 20:28:49 CEST 2011

> ----- Message from Mike Acker <Mike_Acker at> on Thu, 28 
> Apr 2011 10:49:13 -0400 -----
> To:
> "Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at>
> cc:
> gnupg-users at, Faramir < at>
> Subject:
> Re: Re: Keylogers
> On 14:59, Robert J. Hansen wrote: 
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:56:19 -0400, Mike Acker <Mike_Acker at>
> wrote:
> we shoud recognize that this inventory process is most critical for 
> the operating software itself: the software that is allowed to run in 
> In a properly secured O/S an application program can't do any damage
> to its host O/S.

"In a properly secured O/S an application program can't do any damage"

No damage, yes.  But additional alterations can happen.  Software 
installations alter the base O/S--especially the Windows registry.  Keep 
in mind things such as Anti-virus software need to put in hooks to 
intercept normal/original processing to test files/programs.

I've wondered how this same subject works with application whitelisting.

Also, I believe device drivers still run in RING0 on Windows.  Although I 
haven't heard/checked whether that's still true in Windows 7.
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