Why Hackers Hate Windows 7

If you are a hacker you love when you can dig into a system and start to learn it from the inside out.

You take the time and learn every intricacy that is in the system.

You know that there are millions of lines of code that you will have to comb through, so you know that an exploit will be found eventually.

Knowing these small facts will let you be able to bend the machine to your will, especially if you have a trick that no one knows about.

This can all change in an instant when the owner of the software makes any significant changes to it.

You hope that all of the upgrades that are on the new version have nothing to do with the break points that you have found but more than likely there will be new blocks that you will have to hurdle.

This is why hackers are having a hard time with the new Windows 7 operating system.

Windows 7 Improves Security With Rewritten Code

Even though Microsoft has kept some backwards compatibility, they have rewritten a lot of the operating system software that was lying underneath.

They have made big changes to the code that runs the kernel and also the code that manages the memory.

Changes such as this can lead to old exploits not working the same way, as they were before.

Now the hackers, especially the black hat hackers, have to dig through all of that code once again so they can find new points of weakness.

Even though they might love doing it, it is a time consuming process and there are only so many hours in the day.

When you have all of the work that you have done, ruined by a simple patch, then you can get quite frustrated.

Even though an upgraded Windows 7 operating system may upset black hat hackers, this is a great thing for the users of the operating system.

Security Is Improving With Microsoft

Since Microsoft is showing that they have a renewed interest in security with all of the changes in the code, you know that you are using a computer that has been completely tested and secured.

You also want to make sure that you install any security patches that Microsoft may issue.

These patches upgrade your computer so that known exploits can be cut off at the pass.

So if you want to make sure that you have a computer that hackers will want to avoid, and you prefer Microsoft operating systems, then make sure you upgrade to Windows 7.

There are a lot of patched holes and a whole lot of new code that the hackers will have to dig through.

It makes finding new exploits take a much longer amount of time.

Read more on Windows 7 Security

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. CallMeEclipse says:

    I actually love windows 7, the security is a joke.

  2. A big thankyou to each and every one of you who has taken the time to read, retweet or otherwise share this article.

    It is much appreciated. :)

  3. You’re a God-awful writer. You should seriously consider sitting in on some elementary school English classes.

    • Thanks for the feedback Taylor. I must confess that its not my best piece of work in grammatical terms.

      As my teachers always said, “must try harder!”

    • Sumit Gupta says:

      @Taylor, it is not necessary that every author is a English Speaker. I respect your comment, but I think it will be good if you send those suggest in private. All has weaknesses, but we are reading his article because he has some good comments for us.

  4. Omar Stewey says:

    So basically, they hate it for now?

  5. Good job!

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