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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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against Malware

There have been a few stories about Windows 7, even one about Windows 7 UAC before and now it’s officially on sale I’d expect there to be many more. As always malware and mass infections is a numbers game so the bad guys will always target the most popular and prolific operating systems to increase […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Malware, Windows Hacking

Firefox Blocks Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant Add-on

This is an interesting development, I noticed the pop-up on my Firefox yesterday. The reason however wasn’t security it was ‘instability’. It’s a fair move by Mozilla though as the add-on can cause security vulnerabilities in Firefox outside of their control. They can’t fix the software, so the best thing they can do to ensure […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

Cisco & Microsoft Patch TCP Stack DoS Exploit

A fairly serious flaw that was announced in October 2008 by Outpost24 (and apparently discovered way back in 2005), has finally been patched by the major players Cisco and Microsoft. So far Redhat has offered a workaround for the flaw and Juniper has responded that their equipment is not vulnerable. It could be that Juniper […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Networking Hacking, Windows Hacking
GFI LANguard 9 - Scan

GFI LANguard 9 Review – Network Security Scanner & Vulnerability Management Tool

GFI LANguard is a product that has been around for a LONG time, I remember using it way back at version 3 or 4 and it was always my choice of platform if I was auditing a Windows based network. Especially internal Windows LAN setups with a domain, for Linux I always felt there were […]

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