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Securing Windows Against Stupid Simple Attacks: Pt 3 Auto Share Server aka Administrative Shares

Most users and admins of windows machines don’t know that each drive has an administrative share for each Logical Volume(partition). These shares are hidden from browsing by putting a ‘$’ at the end of the share name ie ‘c$’ ‘d$’ etc. These shares can lead to information disclosure or be potentially used to place a … Continue reading

Securing Windows Against Stupid Simple Attacks: Pt 2 AutoRun is enabled

Virus distribution via USB is growing with alarming popularity. The recent Gauss virus, a cousin of Stuxnet and Flame, has an encrypted payload that is installed on to USB mediums if a target machine meets certain criteria. Similarly the Stuxnet virus would propagate faster on illegal copies of windows. Zemra was revealed to have USB … Continue reading

Securing Windows Against Stupid Simple Attacks: Pt 1 The Premise

Those of you that work with me already know that I am a huge proponent of the Windows operating system as a versatile platform that is easy to administer. I reserve the use of Linux systems to specialty appliance type roles on a network. If I need a more advanced router, if I need a … Continue reading