Windows Vista Content Protection presented at 16th USENIX Security Symposium 2007

by Peter Gutmann (University of Auckland ),

Tags: Security

Summary : Windows Vista includes an extensive reworking of core OS elements in order to provide content protection for so-called premium content. This incurs significant costs in terms of system performance, system stability, technical support overhead, and hardware and software costs. These issues affect not only users of Vista, but also the entire PC industry. This talk looks at the technical details of Vista's content protection and the collateral damage that this incurs throughout the entire computer industry.