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.