Tag Archive | "microsoft"


28 August 2007 | 7,265 views

Vista Security Feature – Teredo Protocol Analysis

Teredo is a platform-independent protocol developed by Microsoft, which is enabled by default in Windows Vista. Teredo provides a way for nodes located behind an IPv4 NAT to connect to IPv6 nodes on the Internet. However, by tunneling IPv6 traffic over IPv4 UDP through the NAT and directly to the end node, Teredo raises some [...]

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21 August 2007 | 5,684 views

Vista Security Claims Debunked – Figures Skewed

Ah more news about the insecurity of Vista and something we are all pretty aware of…the skewing of figures by Microsoft. Microsoft apparently still hasn’t learned that counting vulnerabilities doesn’t establish some kind of ‘security level’. You can read the report here: Vista 6 Month Vuln Report [PDF] The Microsoft “researcher” claims that Windows Vista [...]

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16 April 2007 | 19,074 views

Microsoft Loves you to Pirate Their Software

I’ve heard this ‘rumour’ plenty of times, I always suspected it was true and Adobe have said similar things about their software. If you are going to pirate, Microsoft wants you to pirate their software as when you go legit you are already locked in to their proprietary system. All the more grounds for OSS [...]

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31 January 2007 | 9,441 views

Visa Security Flaws Prior to Consumer Release

Now Vista is actually out we haven’t heard much about it, before it’s commercial release however there was a lot of flaws released and discussion about the (in)security of the OS. The architecture does seem a lot better.. But still it’s from Microsoft, how long until we get a remote root exploit giving the highest [...]

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04 December 2006 | 6,983 views

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Vulnerability Hits the Streets

This was a while back, but with Microsoft’s security record it’s pretty much inevitable.. Even before release (as with Vista) flaws were found. Introduction A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information. Please use the test below, to see an example of how [...]

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27 October 2006 | 5,173 views

Security Companies Fight Against Microsoft Security Center

No surprise really? Microsoft and they monopoly strategies, anti-competitive behaviour, nothing new really is it? Microsoft and its security rivals are feuding over a key piece of Windows Vista real estate. The fight is over the display of technology that helps Vista owners manage the security tools on their PC. Symantec, McAfee, Check Point Software [...]

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18 October 2006 | 29,886 views

Mozilla Hires Ex-Microsoft Security Strategist Window Snyder

Looks like Mozilla is toughening it’s stance on security, people have been putting it down lately, especially those from the Microsoft camp as there have been a few flaws. But well, it’s still not part of the operating system, the flaws are generally fixed within a couple of days and the patching system is simple [...]

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18 September 2006 | 3,850 views

Former Hacker Irks Microsoft in EU Dispute

Ah the anti-trust battle continues, good to see someone with technical skills involved, I wonder how the case is coming along, I haven’t heard about it for a while. Again this is quite an old story. As an expert witness on digital crime, British computer consultant Neil Barrett has helped prosecutors in the United Kingdom [...]

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13 August 2006 | 4,392 views

Microsoft Takes an Effort at Cutting Down Blogspam – Splogs

Splogs are becoming a huge problem, half the stuff you search for nowadays returns a splog, mostly auto syndicated content. I find a lot of my own entries on there, surrounded by Adsense ads. New age scrapers I guess. Technorati returns a lot of results from splogs too, but at least they have made some [...]

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18 June 2006 | 7,772 views

Microsoft got Defaced

No, it wasn’t Microsoft.com, still, a very cool hack. Microsoft France suffered an attack by a Turkish group, going by the handle of TiTHacK. You can check TiTHacK ‘profile’ over at Zone-H. By the looks of things, he has been really busy today. At the time of this writing, the site still hasn’t been fixed. [...]

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