Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Interesting Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

It should be noted that this is a local privilege escalation (LPE) vulnerability, which means that you need to have a Razer devices and physical access to a computer. With that said, the bug is so easy to exploit as you just need to spend $20 on Amazon for Razer mouse and plug it into […]

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WhyNotWin11 is a better replacement for Windows 11’s PC Health Check

An open-source application called WhyNotWin11 acts as a better drop-in replacement for Microsoft’s PC Health Check app to determine if your hardware is compatible with Windows 11. This week, Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows is Windows 11 would be the next version of Windows and that it would be released as a free upgrade […]

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Information security: What is Pass the Hash Attack and how to mitigate the attack

A Pass the Hash (PTH) attack is a technique whereby an attacker captures a password hash as opposed to the password itself (characters) thereby gaining access (authentication) to the networked systems. This technique is used to steal credentials and enable lateral movement within a network. In a Windows environment, the challenge-response model used by NTLM security is abused to enable a malicious […]

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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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Laptop and traveling precautions

Best practice emphasize the fact to backup the data if you can’t live without it, in the same way a traveler must avoid taking sensitive data on the road unless it’s absolutely necessary to do so. If you do plan to take sensitive data with you on the laptop, the necessary security controls must be […]

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