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Windows PCs Vulnerable To RID Hijacking; Grants Full System Access To Attackers

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A security researcher named Sebastián Castro has uncovered a way of gaining admin rights and boot persistence on Windows PCs that is not only simple to execute but hard to stop as well. RID Hijacking This technique manipulates a parameter of Windows user accounts named Relative Identifier (RID). Account security identifiers (SIDs) that ...

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A Cybersecurity Weak Link: Linux and IoT

  Linux powers many of the IoT devices on which we’ve come to rely — something that enterprises must address. When Linus Torvalds developed a free operating system back in 1991 in his spare time, nobody could have guessed where it would lead. Linux is not only the backbone of ...

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Deep Dive into UPAS Kit vs. Kronos

Deep Dive into UPAS Kit vs. Kronos

By Mark Lechtik Introduction In this post we will be analyzing the UPAS Kit and the Kronos banking Trojan, two malwares that have come under the spotlight recently due to the back story behind them. Background In May 2017, WannaCry wreaked havoc in over 150 countries and brought down companies ...

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