Archive | Windows Hacking


13 April 2006 | 4,704 views

New Critical MEGApatch fixes 10 Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

Well how many does that leave unpatched? 30+ if I remember correctly from the PivX page that got taken down mysteriously. Microsoft on Tuesday released a “critical” Internet Explorer update that fixes 10 vulnerabilities in the Web browser, including a high-profile bug that is already being used in cyberattacks. The Redmond, Wash., software giant sent […]

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27 March 2006 | 6,894 views

Information about the Internet Explorer Exploit createTextRange Code Execution

Internet Storm Center’s always informative Diary has some good information. At the urging of Handler Extraordinaire Kyle Haugsness, I tested the sploit on a box with software-based DEP and DropMyRights… here are the results: Software-based DEP protecting core Windows programs: sploit worked Software-based DEP protecting all programs: sploit worked DropMyRights, config’ed to allow IE to […]

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22 March 2006 | 6,051 views

Why Windows Vista ‘might’ Actually be Good

The main thing is the massive kernel overhaul, it’s actually adding some decent functionality and refining the architecture to become more like Linux! While the kernel in Vista is still primarily the same one as in Windows 2000 and XP, there have been some significant changes to tighten up security. Fewer parts of the OS […]

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21 March 2006 | 19,786 views

pwdump6 version 1.2 BETA Released

Version 1.2 (Beta) of the pwdump6 software has been released. There are three major changes from the previous version: Uses “random” named pipes (GUIDs) to allow concurrent copies of the client to run. This is predominately for the next version of fgdump, which will be multithreaded. Will turn off password histories if the requisite APIs […]

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18 March 2006 | 12,192 views

Security Cloak – Mask Against TCP/IP Fingerprinting for Windows

I’ve seen quite a lot of discussion lately on how to ‘defend against nmap’ or how to change the properties of your TCP/IP Stack so your Windows OS appears to be something else (As in you can guess the OS from the TTL value passed back in a TCP/IP packet). One way you can do […]

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17 March 2006 | 7,593 views

Appledoz

Each day I check out the technology section of the bbc site, ok, its not the most in-depth, or techy site in the world, but it covers interesting stuff. One interesting article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4816520.stm talks about getting a mac to run windows. That in it self is quite cool, but to my mind its the wrong […]

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09 March 2006 | 17,726 views

Windows Rootkits

Windows Rootkits are a big rarity in this modern web hacking tehnology… I won’t speak exactly about rootkits, because it’s impropriate to call them that way… why? Well rootkits are programs that aid you in getting access to root level users… So in the case we are using Windows rootkits we should call them admkits […]

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24 February 2006 | 6,897 views

UK Wants Backdoor in Next Version of Microsoft Windows

Yes that’s right, big brother wants a backdoor in your operating system even MORE of a reason to use Open Source alternatives that we can audit ourselves eh? There has been talk of such things in the past, US government backdoors in common cryptography algorithms and now talks of backdoors in the most popular OS […]

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14 February 2006 | 5,120 views

Google Desktop Privacy? OR Lack Of..

With the advent of Web 2.0 and more powerful, user friendly web applications, security and privacy concerns have increased. Moreso with the new version of Google Desktop coming out, although this is not strictly a web application, they will be storing your data online. Yes, version 3 adds the ability to “access your documents from […]

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