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Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:45:37 PM »
Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks

Microsoft has warned that hackers could exploit a "vulnerability" in its operating system to gain user rights to the affected computers.

It said attackers could exploit this by requesting users to preview or open a specially crafted email or web content.

Over the line! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24814999


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Re: Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 02:16:54 PM »
We were just discussing on another forum how it's amazing the number of people who still think they've won a $42,000,000 lottery gift and yet the lottery has no idea who they are so please provide all your security info.

Here's a Dude version:

From:  You're Locle Police Depapment
RE:  Yoour being arrested
Replay To: DudeScam AT mailinator.com

In order to arrest you right and give you less time in prison you must give us the following information...

NAME:
ADDRESS:
LOCATION OF STASH:
ANY SECURITY:
WHO DO YOU BUY FROM:
IS IT REALLY GOOD:

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Re: Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 03:20:14 PM »
It amazes me that MS still has this vulnerability.
Typically it is Active X (or whatever the new name is) that allows complete access.
It's been going on through how many versions now?
A lot.

Oh wow! It's in the way tiff images are handled.
Very crafty.
That is up there with the exploit where you string together a bunch of files with names that are the commands in a perl script. When explorer listed the files it executed the script. That was one of the oddest sploits I've seen.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 03:23:59 PM by BikerDude »

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Re: Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 06:13:09 PM »
The oldest I'd seen was with ANSI terminals on time sharing machines.  You would send a command to the terminal to change its ID String (just a text string).  You would then send WhoAreYou  and it would reply with that text string which, of course, you just set to be some command that was now executed with that user's rights.  Often the first command was a LOCK_KEYBOARD so if the user was sitting there, they couldn't do anything but watch.

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Re: Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 01:00:09 PM »
I just received what could have been a very Dude spam

"Urgent Massage From Barrister M.Collins"

Unfortunately, it was just telling me I won $29.5 million.  Drat, I could have used a massage.

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Re: Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 09:47:46 PM »
I just received what could have been a very Dude spam

"Urgent Massage From Barrister M.Collins"

Unfortunately, it was just telling me I won $29.5 million.  Drat, I could have used a massage.

 ;D I always tell them to go ahead and send the cash to my Paypal account.

 

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