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Windows 7: NSA's arsenal of Windows hacking tools have leaked

14 Apr 2017   #1
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 
NSA's arsenal of Windows hacking tools have leaked

Thread title is from ZDNet (link below) but reported in several places.

Twitter account Hacker Fanatic (@hackerfanatic) has a good thread going.

Edward Snowden stated "This is not a drill: #NSA exploits affecting many fully-patched Windows systems have been released to the wild. NSA did not warn Microsoft."

http://www.zdnet.com/article/shadow-...ows-pcs-banks/

Regards,
GEWB


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14 Apr 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Who is this person "Hacker Fantastic"?

I'm one of those people that has no proof of anything. BUT I have always believed that N.S.A. and other agencies of various governments around the world could do all the listing and hacking as they so desired.
The money that N.S.A. has to work with, I'm sure they got the best hacking tools known to mankind. I don't doubt that other nations also have the same tools.

This Hacker Fantastic just found some old news as far as I can tell.

Jack
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14 Apr 2017   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

The tools have been released and it appears they do work on all Windows OS versions prior to 10. So any hacker can get their hands on those tools now.

MS needs to act fast on this one!

What Windows users need to know about the latest 'ShadowBrokers' exploits | Windows Central
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14 Apr 2017   #4
Warrior

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)bit build 7601
 
 

Am I cynical or isn't this just another plot to get us all off of older versions of Windows and onto 10 where they can read our data anyway and making M$ biggest hackers of the lot?
I have been waiting for the next step as no one gives away the tens of millions they did handing out a free W10 OS!
Had to be another way of recouping and even getting a greater return and data utilization just has to be it.
Maybe got fed up with many resisting, many more than they modeled I bet!
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15 Apr 2017   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Some updated info from the MS blog.

Protecting customers and evaluating risk MSRC
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12 May 2017   #6
tetraps

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

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14 May 2017   #7
Brian60077

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

doesnt suprise me that the government thinks it has a right to play dirty to spy on people....
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14 May 2017   #8
ToniCipriani

7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

For an average Windows 7 system with an unknown patch level, I assume just running the May 2017 rollup (KB4019264) should be sufficient to get it up to date to be safe to follow up with a Windows Update check?

Trying to remote help someone over here.
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14 May 2017   #9
tetraps

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToniCipriani View Post
For an average Windows 7 system with an unknown patch level, I assume just running the May 2017 rollup (KB4019264) should be sufficient to get it up to date to be safe to follow up with a Windows Update check?

Trying to remote help someone over here.
Yes, that will be sufficient. The full monthly rollups are cumulative and include security and non-security patches from prior rollups. If someone has been patching the security-only rollups, they would need to do each month's patch individually (March 2017 security-only rollup KB4012212 contains the fix for the ransomware's exploit).
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17 May 2017   #10
Quintus Arius

win7 64 home
 
 

The UK Gov wants backdoors to encryption and then bemoans leaked NSA hacks turning over the wonky NHS.
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