Sunday, February 7th, 2021
The modern IT organization has a wide variety of responsibilities and competing priorities. As a result, cybersecurity is often overlooked in favor of projects that have an immediate impact on business operations. Unfortunately, this operating model inevitably leads to unaddressed vulnerabilities and security misconfigurations in services and Active Directory. We’ll refer to ...
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Friday, June 26th, 2015
New data from Microsoft MVP and researcher Patrick Barker shows that Samsung has been disabling Windows Update on at least some of its laptops distributed with Windows 8 and 8.1, and the company’s responses thus far have been astonishingly tone-deaf. Not only does Samsung disable the Windows Update capability, it ...
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Sunday, February 1st, 2015
The new version of Microsoft's Autoruns (version 13 - released last week) integrates the VirusTotal API for quick analysis and verification of unknown and questionable processes. After running the program, just right-click on any entry and select Check VirusTotal:
You will need to accept VirusTotal's Terms of Service by clicking Yes:
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Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
KeySweeper is a stealthy Arduino-based device, camouflaged as a functioning USB wall charger, that wirelessly and passively sniffs, decrypts, logs and reports back all keystrokes from any Microsoft wireless keyboards (which use a proprietary 2.4GHz RF protocol) in the area.
Keystrokes are sent back to the KeySweeper operator over the Internet ...
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Microsoft has disclosed that a new zero-day vulnerability is present in Windows, and is exploited via Microsoft Office files. According to Microsoft Security Advistory 3010060, the vulnerability is present in all supported versions of Windows except Windows Server 2003.
The vulnerability (designated as CVE-2014-6352) is triggered by an attacker sending a specially ...
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