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Relevance of Security Features Introduced in Modern Windows OS

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Palumbo, Paolo
dc.contributor.author Aquilino, Broderick
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-23T15:10:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-23T15:10:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-17
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/38990
dc.description.abstract Modern Windows Operating Systems contains a large collection of built-in security features. This thesis covers three of the features, namely, Early Launch Antimalware, Protected Processes Light and Control Flow Guard. The thesis discusses the internal mechanism of each of the features and examines how effective each of them was against real attack cases. The thesis also describes how each of the attacks work and why the features were or were not able to counter them. The thesis then provides some proof of concepts to demonstrate some practical approaches on how attackers might adapt to the new defense. Finally, the thesis concludes why it is important to understand as much of the features as possible by showing how some of the features are dependent on other features to be effective. The thesis also provides some advice to both end users and software vendors with regards to how the selected features would affect them moving forward. en
dc.format.extent 84
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Relevance of Security Features Introduced in Modern Windows OS en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword ELAM en
dc.subject.keyword early launch antimalware en
dc.subject.keyword PPL en
dc.subject.keyword protected processes light en
dc.subject.keyword CFG en
dc.subject.keyword control flow guard en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201906234056
dc.programme.major Computer Science fi
dc.programme.mcode CS fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Asokan, N
dc.programme Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences fi
local.aalto.electroniconly yes
local.aalto.openaccess yes

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