Archive for the ‘windows hacking’ Category

New Flaws Re-Enable DMA Attacks On Wide Range of Modern Computers

February 27th, 2019
Security researchers have discovered a new class of security vulnerabilities that impacts all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Linux, and FreeBSD, allowing attackers to bypass protection mechanisms introduced to defend against DMA attacks. Known for years, Direct memory access (DMA)-based attacks let an attacker compromise a targeted computer in a matter of

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Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs

February 5th, 2019
You've always been warned not to share remote access to your computer with any untrusted people for many reasons—it's basic cyber security advice, and common sense, right? But what if I say, you should not even trust anyone who invites or offers you full remote access to their computers? Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have discovered more than two dozen

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Unpatched vCard Flaw Could Let Attackers Hack Your Windows PCs

January 15th, 2019
A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered and reported in the Microsoft's Windows operating system that, under a certain scenario, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on Windows machine. Discovered by security researcher John Page (@hyp3rlinx), the vulnerability was reported to the Microsoft security team through Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) Program over 6

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CowerSnail — Windows Backdoor from the Creators of SambaCry Linux Malware

July 27th, 2017

Last month, we reported about a group of hackers exploiting SambaCry—a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking software—to hack Linux computers and install malware to mine cryptocurrencies.

The same group of hackers is now targeting Windows machines with a new backdoor, which is a QT-based re-compiled version of the same malware used to target Linux.

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Critical Flaws Found in Windows NTLM Security Protocol – Patch Now

July 12th, 2017

As part of this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security patches for a serious privilege escalation vulnerability which affect all versions of its Windows operating system for enterprises released since 2007.

Researchers at behavioral firewall specialist Preempt discovered two zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows NTLM security protocols, both of which allow attackers to create a

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Original Author of Petya Ransomware is Back & He Wants to Help NotPetya Victims

June 29th, 2017

The author of original Petya ransomware is back.

After 6 months of silence, the author of the now infamous Petya ransomware appeared today on Twitter to help victims unlock their files encrypted by a new version of Petya, also known as NotPetya.

“We’re back having a look in NotPetya,” tweeted Janus, a name Petya creator previously chose for himself from a villain in James Bond. “Maybe it’s

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WannaCry Ransomware That’s Hitting World Right Now Uses NSA Windows Exploit

May 12th, 2017

Update — After reading this article, if you want to know, what has happened so far in past 4 days and how to protect your computers from WannaCry, read our latest article “WannaCry Ransomware: Everything You Need To Know Immediately.” 

Earlier today, a massive ransomware campaign hit computer systems of hundreds of private companies and public organizations across the globe – which is

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Badlock — Unpatched Windows-Samba Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Windows

March 23rd, 2016

Security researchers have discovered a nasty security vulnerability that is said to affect almost every version of Windows and Samba and will be patched on April 12, 2016, the Samba development team announced Tuesday.

So, Save the Date if you are a Windows or Samba file server administrator.

Samba is a free, open source implementation of the SMB/CIFS network file sharing protocol that

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