Exploit published for SMB2 vulnerability in Windows

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

A fully functional exploit for the security vulnerability in the SMB2 protocol implementation has been published. It can be used to discover and attack vulnerable Windows machines remotely. By integrating the exploit into the Metasploit exploit toolkit, attackers have access to a wide range of attack options, ranging from issuing ...

Microsoft To Release Five Critical Patches Tuesday

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Microsoft will roll out a total of five critical patches for numerous versions of Windows operating systems in its upcoming September "Patch Tuesday" security update release, according to a Microsoft Advanced Notification bulletin posted Thursday.All five patches plug holes that allow remote code execution, indicating that hackers could remotely exploit ...

Make Windows Vista Defrag Less Often

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I just noticed this today but it looks as though the Disk Defragmenter in Windows Vista is scheduled to run once a week by default. Personally, I think that with these newer and more efficient operating systems, not to mention the growing sizes of hard drives, that this is completely overkill.  ...

Windows worm trickery for Vista

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Drives such as USB sticks infected with the virus trick users into installing the worm, according to researchers. The "Autoplay" function in Vista and early versions of Windows 7 automatically searches for programs on removable drives. However, the virus hijacks this process, masquerading as a folder to be opened. When clicked, the ...

WinSxS Folder in Windows Vista

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

What is the C:\Windows\WinSxS folder in Vista and why does it keep growing and growing and growing? The answer straight from a TechNet Blog: One of the largest changes between previous versions of Windows and Windows Vista was a move from an INF described OS to componentization.  A component in Windows is ...

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