Thursday, 29 October 2009

Windows Sysinternals Live!

"Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them. Simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as or \\\tools\.
You can view the entire Sysinternals Live tools directory in a browser at"

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

RSA whitepaper on security implications of virtualised environments

Although fairly VMWare/EMC centric in the solutions section, this paper raises some important considerations with regards to security in a virtualised environment related to:
  1. Platform hardening,
  2. Configuration and change management,
  3. Administrative access control,
  4. Network security and segmentation,
  5. Audit logging.

Registration required:

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Your mobile number available to anyone?

This looks like a genuine worry:

This potentially opens the door to more SMS spam to find its way to your inbox.

This should be an opt in service rather than opt out.

You can either send a text to 118800 or do it on their website, which must be hammered as it is down:

The Guardian seems to confirm this:

Friday, 10 July 2009

Kon Boot illustrates why physical security still matters most

This little utility allows modification of the Windows and LINUX kernel whilst booting to allow log on without knowing the password.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

IIS 6 privilege elevation using WebDAV

Disable WebDAV for the moment:

We truly never learn!

Laptop left in boot of car overnight in Edinburgh contained information about thousands of soldiers...

I use a Mac so I'm ok

Java vulnerability on Mac is still not patched 6 months on:

It sounds like it is being actively exploited. The mitigation is to disable the browser's Java applets as well as the "Open safe files after downloading" setting in Safari.

What took them so long to get infected?

The U.S. Marshals Service, a division of the Department of Justice, recently got crippled by Neeris. The virus was first discovered on 12th September 2007. The service was running anti malware, but that had not been updated for three years, and Windows patches had not been applied either.