Tag Archive | "windows"

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04 December 2006 | 6,986 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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18 October 2006 | 29,896 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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01 September 2006 | 229,823 views

Remote Network Penetration via NetBios Hack/Hacking

These are basic techniques but very useful when penetration testing any Windows based network, the techniques were discovered on WinNT but are still very valid on Windows2000 and in some cases Windows2003 due to backwards compatibility. This article is being written in a procedural manner. I have approached it much like an intruder would actually […]

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18 July 2006 | 6,901 views

Vista more insecure than XP

Symantec has made a research and affirming to there research Windows Vista will be more insecure than Windows XP, because most of the new code is fresh, and the old code isn’t used anymore… Microsoft has removed a large body of tried and tested code and replaced it with freshly written code, complete with new […]

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31 May 2006 | 6,466 views

Fake Microsoft Patch – BeastPWS-C

If you receive a e-Mail alert of a new patch for your Windows XP OS, think again before opening the link present on the message. The spammed emails, which purport to come from patch@microsoft.com, claim that a vulnerability has been found ‘in the Microsoft WinLogon Service’ and could ‘allow a hacker to gain access to […]

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23 May 2006 | 23,087 views

hackers playground… windows?

Only as I am writing these lines I can imagine some people who will start laughing when reading this article… But my dear friends this may be the real thing… will see who will laugh 10 years from now… I. Introduction This article was ment to be, because, as you will notice, more and more […]

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15 May 2006 | 7,672 views

OSSEC HIDS – Open Source Host-based Intrusion System

OSSEC HIDS is an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, rootkit detection, time-based alerting and active response. It runs on most operating systems, including Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris and Windows. This is the first version offering native support for Windows (XP/2000/2003). It includes as well a new set of […]

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04 May 2006 | 4,539 views

AV Firms Say Windows Vista Security Claims are Bullsh*t

It seems the faith in Microsoft from the security industry is at an all time low, not surprising really with the amount of flaws that have been coming out in both the OS and the crapware forced upon its users like Internet Explorer Exploder. Anti-virus firms at Infosec say they expect Vista and IE7 to […]

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27 March 2006 | 6,900 views

Information about the Internet Explorer Exploit createTextRange Code Execution

Internet Storm Center’s always informative Diary has some good information. At the urging of Handler Extraordinaire Kyle Haugsness, I tested the sploit on a box with software-based DEP and DropMyRights… here are the results: Software-based DEP protecting core Windows programs: sploit worked Software-based DEP protecting all programs: sploit worked DropMyRights, config’ed to allow IE to […]

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22 March 2006 | 6,052 views

Why Windows Vista ‘might’ Actually be Good

The main thing is the massive kernel overhaul, it’s actually adding some decent functionality and refining the architecture to become more like Linux! While the kernel in Vista is still primarily the same one as in Windows 2000 and XP, there have been some significant changes to tighten up security. Fewer parts of the OS […]

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