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Windows 7: Hacking Windows 7 RTM.


15 Dec 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Hacking Windows 7 RTM.

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Want to know just how easy it is to hack Windows 7? It actually takes only a few actions on behalf of the end users to literally hand over a computer to an attacker, in spite of the fact that the computer in question is running the final version of Windows 7, along with security software. The antivirus is useless from the get go, as it is incapable of detecting a zero-day custom hack, let alone prevent or block it in any manner. At the same time, the mitigations of Windows 7 in the default security configuration are also by passed.
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Hacking Windows 7 RTM - Caught on video - Softpedia

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16 Dec 2009   #2

Ubuntu 10.10 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I sure don't see video, unless all they want me to do is install silverlight, not happenin.
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17 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kemo View Post
I sure don't see video, unless all they want me to do is install silverlight, not happenin.
And why is it not "happenin"?
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18 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Anyone who enables macros in excel to play a game that they've downloaded from the internet is pretty much just asking for trouble and will get what they deserve. As many of you guys have pointed out in this forum, multiple times the main line of defense against these types of hacks is the user. And in this case the primary route of infection was infact the user.
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18 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
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Want to know just how easy it is to hack Windows 7? It actually takes only a few actions on behalf of the end users to literally hand over a computer to an attacker, in spite of the fact that the computer in question is running the final version of Windows 7, along with security software. The antivirus is useless from the get go, as it is incapable of detecting a zero-day custom hack, let alone prevent or block it in any manner. At the same time, the mitigations of Windows 7 in the default security configuration are also by passed.
Source -
Hacking Windows 7 RTM - Caught on video - Softpedia
What I saw was a hacker running a program he designed and as he said a bored person looking for something free has to take steps to play this stupid game on their computer. If the user says yes or OK to allow it to happen then he can get hacked.
So what I got out of it is one he deserved to get hacked and two Windows 7 worked just like the user told it to operate. It is almost like the antivirus software telling you downloading this file may hurt your computer and you just say do it anyway.
LOL That person deserves what he/she gets. LOL
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18 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patwhatsthat View Post
Anyone who enables macros in excel to play a game that they've downloaded from the internet is pretty much just asking for trouble and will get what they deserve. As many of you guys have pointed out in this forum, multiple times the main line of defense against these types of hacks is the user. And in this case the primary route of infection was infact the user.

Pat seems we are on the same track.

Iggy
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18 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yep, it's the old ID 10 T problem.
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