Tag Archive | "hacking-windows"


25 August 2010 | 10,704 views

Windows Binary Planting DLL Preloading/Hijacking Bug

The big news that is turning the infosec world inside out this week is about a new DLL pre-loading/hijacking bug which effects more than 200 Windows applications including some produced by Microsoft itself. The basis of this exploit is the way in which Windows works and how it loads DLL files used by many applications, […]

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12 May 2010 | 8,479 views

New Argument Switch Attack Bypasses Windows Security Software

There’s been a lot of highly technical and most theoretical attacks lately, academic season really is in full swing. This is a very neat attack which is being labeled somewhere between catastrophic and mildly annoying depending on who you ask. It effects most of the major Anti-virus vendors, it’s called an argument-switch attack and leverages […]

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12 January 2010 | 5,553 views

Microsoft Preps Windows Security Fix for Patch Tuesday

Many users are expecting a patch for the Microsoft IIS Semicolon Bug, but from the recently published bulletin by Microsoft it seems that is highly unlikely during this patch cycle. Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2010 It seems they will only be pushing out a fairly low priority fix which is rated critical […]

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29 December 2009 | 6,445 views

Microsoft IIS Semicolon Bug Leaves Servers Vulnerable

The latest news breaking over the Christmas period is that of a fairly serious bug in IIS that allows local file inclusion (LFI) of any filetype due a bug in the way IIS filters handle semicolons (;). Secunia has confirmed the vulnerability “on a fully patched Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 running Microsoft IIS version […]

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19 November 2009 | 23,923 views

Microsoft Confirms First Windows 7 0-Day Vulnerability

So a pretty serious remote vulnerability has been discovered in Windows 7, as usual Microsoft is downplaying the problem asking you to block the ports on your firewall rather than fixing the issue. I’d imagine the problem would only really be a big issue inside networks as who exposes SMB ports to the outside world […]

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01 October 2009 | 49,505 views

No Emergency Patch For Latest Windows Exploit

Another reason for Windows users to hate the Microsoft Patch Tuesday policy, The exploit isn’t 100% reliable but it’s still fairly significant in my eyes as it is a critical vulnerability and can be used for code execution. Vista isn’t the most popular OS still so perhaps Microsoft don’t the threat being that wide as […]

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18 August 2009 | 23,312 views

Stoned Bootkit – Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7 MBR Rootkit

What is Stoned Bootkit? A bootkit is a boot virus that is able to hook and patch Windows to get load into the Windows kernel, and thus getting unrestricted access to the entire computer. It is even able to bypass full volume encryption, because the master boot record (where Stoned is stored) is not encrypted. […]

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01 June 2009 | 4,935 views

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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27 April 2009 | 4,013 views

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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01 April 2009 | 22,194 views

winAUTOPWN – Windows Autohacking Tool

winAUTOPWN is a TooL to Autohack your targets with least possible interaction. The aim of creating winAUTOPWN is not to compete with already existing commercial frameworks like Core Impact (Pro), Immunity Canvas, Metasploit Framework (freeware), etc. which offer autohacks, but to create a free, quick, standalone application which is easy to use and doesn’t require […]

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