Tag Archive | "microsoft security"


18 June 2010 | 10,560 views

Windows Help Vulnerability Exploited In The Wild

So the other big news this week apart from the AT&T iPad/iPhone 4 screw-up is that a recently announced critical vulnerability in Windows XP is being exploited in the wild. It was disclosed fairly recently and is a vulnerability in the Windows XP help system disclosed by Tavis Ormandy, a Google researcher who has appeared [...]

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21 January 2010 | 7,937 views

Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Patch For IE 0-Day Vulnerability

Ah Microsoft is treating this one seriously after France and Germany advised users to avoid IE. The current strain being exploited only targets IE6 users, but one security company has developed an exploit for IE8 which also bypasses DEP (Data Execution Prevention). It was rumoured this was the exploit used last week to compromise Google [...]

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14 December 2009 | 6,782 views

Microsoft CAT.NET v1.1.1.9 – Binary Code Analysis Tool .NET

CAT.NET is a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection. CAT.NET is a snap-in to the Visual Studio IDE that helps you identify security flaws within a managed code (C#, Visual [...]

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19 November 2009 | 23,687 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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08 April 2009 | 2,873 views

Microsoft Puts Hold on Forefront Security Product Range

Microsoft is in the news again, but this time for holding back on something security related. It seems like they want to have some extra time for development, and well perhaps some business related factors come into play too. A lot of Windows networks use ISA (as it used to be called) – in the [...]

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23 December 2008 | 6,722 views

Microsoft Warns of Serious MS-SQL 2000 & 2005 Vulnerability

Another big flaw has been discovered in Microsoft software just a few days after they broke their patch cycle to issue a patch for the IE bug that allowed remote code execution. This time however it doesn’t really effect home users or the general consumer, it’s a more specific server side vulnerability affecting Microsoft SQL [...]

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02 December 2008 | 6,549 views

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer – Free Windows Tool

Recently we mentioned MSAT – Microsoft Security Assessment Tool and I recalled another tool which came out originally years and years ago and I’ve personally found useful in a few situations. It’s good when you’re working on a Domain/Group Policy and you want to lock down one machine nice and tight, it can give some [...]

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