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Virtually all cells living in multicellular structures such as tissues and organs are encased in an extracellular matrix. One of the most important features of a biofilm is the extracellular polymeric substance that functions as a matrix, holding bacterial cells together. Yet very little is known about how the matrix forms or how matrix components encase(More)
—This paper provides an in-depth technical assessment of the security improvements implemented in Windows Vista, focusing primarily on the areas of User Account Protection and User Interface Privilege Isolation. This paper discusses these features and touches on several of their shortcomings. It then demonstrates how it is possible to combine these attacks(More)
—Windows Vista introduces several additional barriers that aim to prevent malicious code from gaining access to the operating system kernel. This paper is intended to provide a technical review of their implementation. The kernel mode security enhancements in Windows Vista are quite substantial, resulting in a dramatic reduction of its overall attack(More)
As more and more virtual machines (VM) are packed into a physical machine, refactoring common kernel components shared by the virtual machines running on the same physical machine significantly reduces the overall resource consumption. A refactored kernel component typically runs on a special VM called a virtual appliance. Because of the semantics gap in(More)
UNLABELLED Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), which causes the majority of urinary tract infections (UTI), uses pilus-mediated adherence to initiate biofilm formation in the urinary tract. Oxygen gradients within E. coli biofilms regulate expression and localization of adhesive type 1 pili. A transposon mutant screen for strains defective in biofilm(More)