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OAT – Microsoft OCS Assessment Tool (Office Communication Server)

OAT is an Open Source Microsoft OCS Assessment Tool designed to check the password strength of Lync and Microsoft Office Communication Server users. After a password is compromised, OAT demonstrates potential UC attacks that can be performed by legitimate users if proper security controls are not in place. We first wrote about OAT when it […]

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No BEAST Fix From Microsoft In December Patch Tuesday – But They Fixed Duqu Bug

It looks like Microsoft originally had a patch for the BEAST vulnerability, but for some reason they have withdrawn it for the December Patch Tuesday. It’s a pretty bumper crop of patches though with 13 bulletins and 19 vulnerabilities fixed, the highest profile one being a patch for the zero-day vulnerability exploited by Duqu. The […]

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Microsoft Warns Of ASP.Net Vulnerability In The Wild – Cryptographic Padding Attack

There seems to be a fairly serious attack being exploited in the wild that targets vulnerable ASP.Net web applications, so far there is a temporary fix but no official announcement on when a patch will be issued. The next scheduled patches should be pushed out on October 12th. If you had set up your server […]

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Hackers Exploiting Unpatched DirectX Bug With Quicktime

It seems like another fairly critical flaw has been discovered in Microsoft Windows. It’s serious as it allows remote code execution, which basically means if you get hit with it your machine is owned. It seems DirectX 7, 8 and 9 in Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 are at risk. Windows Vista, Server 2008 […]

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OAT (OCS Assessment Tool) – Office Communication Server Security Assessment Tool

OAT is an Open Source Security tool designed to check the password strength of Microsoft Office Communication Server users. After a password is compromised, OAT demonstrates potential UC attacks that can be performed by legitimate users if proper security controls are not in place. Features Online Dictionary Attack Presence Stealing Contact List Stealing Single User […]

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E-mail Scammers Target Microsoft Users

Microsoft users are being targeted again by malware via e-mail, scammers/spammers never give up and for once the e-mail looks fairly legitimate. Usually this kind of ‘baitware’ is riddled with terrible grammar and horrible spellings, do make sure you brief the less security aware friends you have about this though just in case. Email scams […]

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Microsoft Opens the Gates to Hack Their Web Services

It seems like Microsoft are starting to get serious about security, in a very progressive move they have said they are ok with ethical hackers finding security flaws in their online services. It’s been fairly ok so far to hack away at software installed on your own hardware, but hitting remotely hosted applications has been […]

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