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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

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

Microsoft Open Source Security Tool – !exploitable Crash Analyzer

Finally Microsoft is doing something proactive and perhaps even slightly ahead of the game, a real game-change for the security community. They have released a new AND open-source tool to make debugging easier, it gives developers a lot of help during the release cycle to build more secure software. Mostly because it takes the legwork […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Secure Coding, Security Software

New Conficker Variant More Aggressive

Conficker has gotten quite a lot of news recently with it growing so fast and Microsoft offering a bounty for the authors. It seems like the Conficker authors are really serious about retaining control of their botnet and expanding it further without hindrance from the companies trying to stop them. It’s quite likely they are […]

Topic: Malware, Spammers & Scammers

Microsoft Rushes Out Critical RPC Bug Fix

Now this doesn’t happen all that often, it must be really serious! An Out-of-Band patch from Microsoft (since it’s famous ‘Patch Tuesday‘ it only releases patches on the second Tuesday of each month) has been released for a new RPC flaw. I’d imagine it’s similar to the RPC flaw that spawned such disasters as Blaster […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware, Windows Hacking

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