Category: General Security


Permalink 09:52:36 am, by Fred Parks, 154 words
Categories: Security Advisories, General Security

Security Patch Breaks Printing in Outlook 2007 - Recalled by Microsoft

Anybody who installed Kb2509470 last week and happened to have Outlook 2007 may have run into a rather bizarre issue trying to print from Outlook. When attempting to print or generate a print preview from within Outlook, the user would get the error mess… more »
Permalink 08:56:31 am, by Fred Parks, 184 words
Categories: General Security, Systems Security Management

User account not shown in Active Directory unless Advanced Mode enabled - Cisco Unity is the Culprit

I recently ran into a situation where certain users in Active Directory were just not showing up for some administrators while other admins could see them just fine. Upon further investigation it became evident that if the Advanced Mode of Active Directo… more »


Application Whitelisting and MS Authenticode

F-Secure has recently reported of "…tens of thousands of malware samples that have been signed (with MS Authenticode)."MS Authenticode uses digital signatures (code signing) to authenticate software and inform the user of the fact that the software w… more »


Permalink 11:58:08 am, by Zach Brewer, 75 words
Categories: General Security, Pen Testing

Extend MetaSploit Meterpreter Ruby to Allow Direct Windows API Calls (Railgun)

An interesting MetaSploit extension was recently posted to the MetaSploit mailing list. Railgun is an extension that allows for direct access to the Windows API (any existing or uploaded DLL on the target system) through Meterpreter. Railgun knows arou… more »


Permalink 05:21:22 pm, by Zach Brewer, 176 words
Categories: General Security, Pen Testing

MetaSploit Releases "MetaSploitable" Vulnerable Pen-Testing Image

A common question in the security world is "what do you recommend for a pen-testing lab?" This question is typically followed by another question (at least when I'm asked): What specifically are you interested in - web application security (SQL injecti… more »

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