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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

Hackers Exploiting Unpatched DirectX Bug With Quicktime

It seems like another fairly critical flaw has been discovered in Microsoft Windows. It’s serious as it allows remote code execution, which basically means if you get hit with it your machine is owned. It seems DirectX 7, 8 and 9 in Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 are at risk. Windows Vista, Server 2008 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware, Windows Hacking

Windows 7 UAC Vulnerable – User Mode Program Can Disable User Access Control

It seems like Windows 7 is already creating some controversy even though it’s still in BETA. Just like Vista it also has UAC (User Access Control) which a lot of people disable completely because they find it irritating (myself included). When that happens, the boundary between security and usability has crossed too far and the […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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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