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Bug bounty hunter awarded $50,000 for a Microsoft account hijack flaw

Microsoft has awarded the security researcher Laxman Muthiyah $50,000 for reporting a vulnerability that could have allowed anyone to hijack users’ accounts without consent. According to the expert, the vulnerability only impacts consumer accounts. The vulnerability is related to the possibility to launch a bruteforce attack to guess the seven-digit security code that is sent […]

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Why enterprises need rugged devices with integrated endpoint management systems

Paired longevity solutions in hardware and software There is a solution to both these issues – durability and security. Rugged devices are designed specifically for your hardworking enterprise operations. They integrate seamlessly into UEM and MDM platforms, can be trained to only engage with secure networks, and can be geofenced to turn themselves into expensive […]

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Windows and Linux servers targeted by new WatchDog botnet for almost two years

Due to the recent rise in cryptocurrency trading prices, most online systems these days are often under the assault of crypto-mining botnets seeking to gain a foothold on unsecured systems and make a profit for their criminal overlords. The latest of these threats is a botnet named WatchDog. Discovered by Unit 42, a threat intelligence division […]

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Patch now to stop hackers blindly crashing your Windows computers

There were 56 newly-reported vulnerabilities fixed in this month’s patches from Microsoft, with four of them offering attackers the chance of finding remote code execution (RCE) exploits. Remote code execution is where otherwise innocent-looking data that’s sent in from outside your network can trigger a bug and take over your computer. Bugs that make it possible for booby-trapped chunks […]

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Open Shell brings back the glory days of the Windows Start Menu

Open Shell, originally known as Classic Shell, is open-source software that allows you to replace the standard Start Menu on Windows 10 and Windows 8. Source: Open Shell brings back the glory days of the Windows Start Menu Make Your Start Menu Look Like Windows 7 With Open Shell

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How to uninstall Microsoft Edge forced-installed via Windows Update

If Microsoft Edge was installed in Windows 10 via Windows Update, you can not remove it via standard methods. That does not mean you cannot remove it, though, as a technique has been discovered to uninstall the program via the command prompt. Source: How to uninstall Microsoft Edge forced-installed via Windows Update New Microsoft Edge […]

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Windows Group Policy flaw lets attackers gain admin privileges

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in all current Windows versions that allow an attacker to exploit the Windows Group Policy feature to take full control over a computer. This vulnerability affects all Windows versions since Windows Server 2008. Source: Windows Group Policy flaw lets attackers gain admin privileges Windows Security: The dashboard for device protections Download […]

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Hunting For Privilege Escalation in Windows Environment

Privilege Escalation FTW Windows Privilege Escalation Techniques (Local) Learn System Hacking E13: Windows 10 Privilege Escalation Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by Email

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How to Download a Windows 10 ISO By Impersonating Other Devices

Microsoft allows you to download the latest Windows 10 ISOs from their site, but only if you are using a non-Windows browser user agent. This article will explain how to change your user agent in Chrome and Edge so you can download an ISO instead of using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. Source: How to […]

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Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux

The Russian army seems to be in the process of replacing the Windows system with the Debian-based Linux distribution Astra Linux. Source: Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux Look @ Astra Linux ® 2.12 – Russian Debian – Fly Desktop  Subscribe in a reader

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How to completely and securely delete files in Windows

To make sure a deleted file can’t be recovered, you’ll need to use a third-party shredding tool. Here’s a look at three such free programs: Eraser, File Shredder, and Freeraser. Source: How to completely and securely delete files in Windows Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner

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