Archive | Windows Hacking


04 August 2014 | 2,370 views

Windows Registry Infecting Malware Has NO Files

This is a pretty interesting use of the Windows Registry and reminds me a little of the transient drive-by malware used last year against Internet Explorer that left no files either – Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks. The main difference being, that wasn’t persistent and as it lived [...]

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01 May 2014 | 753 views

Microsoft Confirms Internet Explorer 0-Day

So during the past weekend, Microsoft confirmed an Internet Explorer 0-day that is actually being used in targeted online attacks. Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution It will be interesting to see if they push an out of band patch for this one or just wait for the next Patch Tuesday. It’s [...]

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19 February 2014 | 1,245 views

2 Different Hacker Groups Exploit The Same IE 0-Day

It hasn’t been too long since the last serious Internet Explorer 0-day, back in November it was used in drive-by attacks – Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks. And earlier last year there was an emergency patch issued – Microsoft Rushes Out ‘Fix It’ For Internet Explorer 0-day Exploit. [...]

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12 November 2013 | 1,389 views

Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks

So another IE 0-Day has been uncovered, and is in use in the wild for drive-by attacks on unwitting web users. I have to say, technically speaking, this attack is rather impressive – in terms of the exploit, the delivery method and the way that it runs. It retrieves the PE headers from a DLL [...]

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10 September 2013 | 1,842 views

Google’s Chrome Apps – Are They Worth The Risk?

So there’s been a bit of debate lately about Google’s Chrome apps after the launch, most of you have probably heard of Chrome OS a while back with a few Chromebooks popping up here and there. Chrome Apps are the next generation of browser apps that can be run offline and eventually will be cross [...]

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03 January 2013 | 1,059 views

Microsoft Rushes Out ‘Fix It’ For Internet Explorer 0-day Exploit

Pretty unusual for Microsoft but they’ve rushed out a fast fix for a 0-day Internet Explorer vulnerability which allows remote code execution and malware dropping. It doesn’t effect the latest version of Internet Explorer (9) but it effects all the common previous versions (6, 7 & 8) – which still accounts for the majority of [...]

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17 August 2012 | 1,060 views

Microsoft Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities In Windows, Office, IE, Exchange & SQL Server

Another huge raft of critical fixes has been pushed out by Microsoft across almost their entire range of products, including client and server side software and the Windows OS itself. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a huge variety of security issues in one update including 5 critical vulnerabilities. If you are running [...]

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12 July 2012 | 1,346 views

Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit (EMET) 3rd Party GUI

We published an article about Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit (EMET) when it came out back in June 2011. The Native GUI for EMET is in .NET and there are some situations or restricted environments where you may be unable to install .NET or just simple don’t want to use it. This is where this [...]

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22 June 2012 | 1,553 views

Windows XML Core Services Exploit Attacked In The Wild – CVE-2012-1889

Oh look, another serious flaw in Windows – and this one is really bad because it can be exploited directly in Internet Explorer. And even worse than that, this vulnerability is actually being exploited in the wild by cybercriminals – this shows it’s no longer a theoretical attack. Plus of course the fact, it’s actually [...]

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11 April 2012 | 1,290 views

Microsoft Delivers 6 Out Of Band High Priority Security Updates

Now it was only last month when everyone was wrapped up in the MS12-020 RDP Exploit Code In The Wild issue. As it turns out, Microsoft have been hiding some more serious security issues under the carpet. Apparently attackers are already exploiting the MS12-027 flaw in ActiveX in the wild – although Microsoft of course [...]

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