Tag Archive | "windows-security"


28 July 2015 | 3,666 views

Mimikatz – Gather Windows Credentials

Mimikatz is a tool to gather Windows credentials, basically a swiss-army knife of Windows credential gathering that bundles together many of the most useful tasks that you would perform on a Windows machine you have SYSTEM privileges on. It supports both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit and allows you to gather various credential types. Techniques such […]

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04 June 2015 | 3,023 views

OpenSSH On Windows – It’s Happening!

So it seems like getting rid of Ballmer was the best thing Microsoft has done in years, Satya is definitely pushing them in a much more positive direction with a focus on Azure and open sourcing technology and moves like this OpenSSH on Windows! A real show of support for open source technology and a […]

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17 February 2015 | 6,581 views

Windows Credentials Editor (WCE) – List, Add & Change Logon Sessions

Windows Credentials Editor (WCE) is a security tool to list logon sessions and add, change, list and delete associated credentials (ex.: LM/NT hashes, plaintext passwords and Kerberos tickets). This tool can be used, for example, to perform pass-the-hash on Windows, obtain NT/LM hashes from memory (from interactive logons, services, remote desktop connections, etc.), obtain Kerberos […]

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13 November 2014 | 2,976 views

Microsoft Schannel Vulnerabilty – Patch It NOW

So yah, it seems like every implementation of TLS is broken and some may say this Microsoft Schannel vulnerabilty is actually worse than Heartbleed. Why is it worse you ask? Because it allows remote code execution, which honestly – is about as bad as it gets. This is a critical update, a really, really critical […]

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04 August 2014 | 3,902 views

Windows Registry Infecting Malware Has NO Files

This is a pretty interesting use of the Windows Registry and reminds me a little of the transient drive-by malware used last year against Internet Explorer that left no files either – Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks. The main difference being, that wasn’t persistent and as it lived […]

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03 January 2013 | 1,082 views

Microsoft Rushes Out ‘Fix It’ For Internet Explorer 0-day Exploit

Pretty unusual for Microsoft but they’ve rushed out a fast fix for a 0-day Internet Explorer vulnerability which allows remote code execution and malware dropping. It doesn’t effect the latest version of Internet Explorer (9) but it effects all the common previous versions (6, 7 & 8) – which still accounts for the majority of […]

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17 August 2012 | 1,107 views

Microsoft Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities In Windows, Office, IE, Exchange & SQL Server

Another huge raft of critical fixes has been pushed out by Microsoft across almost their entire range of products, including client and server side software and the Windows OS itself. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a huge variety of security issues in one update including 5 critical vulnerabilities. If you are running […]

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12 July 2012 | 1,419 views

Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit (EMET) 3rd Party GUI

We published an article about Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit (EMET) when it came out back in June 2011. The Native GUI for EMET is in .NET and there are some situations or restricted environments where you may be unable to install .NET or just simple don’t want to use it. This is where this […]

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22 June 2012 | 1,585 views

Windows XML Core Services Exploit Attacked In The Wild – CVE-2012-1889

Oh look, another serious flaw in Windows – and this one is really bad because it can be exploited directly in Internet Explorer. And even worse than that, this vulnerability is actually being exploited in the wild by cybercriminals – this shows it’s no longer a theoretical attack. Plus of course the fact, it’s actually […]

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11 April 2012 | 1,305 views

Microsoft Delivers 6 Out Of Band High Priority Security Updates

Now it was only last month when everyone was wrapped up in the MS12-020 RDP Exploit Code In The Wild issue. As it turns out, Microsoft have been hiding some more serious security issues under the carpet. Apparently attackers are already exploiting the MS12-027 flaw in ActiveX in the wild – although Microsoft of course […]

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