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  1. Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 Pro Plus Activation Guides & Tools Microsoft Office 2010 Pro All Product MAK Keys Download Links: Microsoft Office 2010 With SP1 RTM VL EN ISO Original From VLSC-FTP Direct Download Links l Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 with Service Pack 1 VL Original From VLSC (x64 / x86) MULTI l Office 2010 SP1 VL EN-US Direct Download Links l Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 With Service Pack 1 Volume License Edition (x64/x86) [MULTI LANGUAGES] - Torrent Download Link Checksums: ================================================================================================================= Convert The Activation From Retail Into Volume What it doesn't Guide Supported products Other info Changelog 1.4.2 -> 1.4.3 - Fixed a bug when using multiple installers with SP1 integrated. If more than 1 installer of 1 architecture had SP1 already integrated, only the files from the first processed one would make it into the iso. So please avoid using olde versions when working with SP1 integrated installers. - Fixed a cosmetic imperfection: the groupbox for the output file wasn't aligned properly. MD5: B1322D44A55985DB2CE22AA08B7A57A7 SHA-1: 0AE46DDE574D4E3BBB28E11023163E7C3191AA02 ================================================================================================================= How To Activate Microsoft Office 2010 ================================================================================================================= ================================================================================================================= Name: Microsoft Toolkit.exe Size: 25.5 MB CRC32: C6710609 MD5: E9164FBDE6BC0A0047F4D18D671E941C SHA-1: C7E2CCD61F6B51F0DF1D17F07F88572D5BE720FA Credit: CODYQX4 [MDL] ================================================================================================================= ================================================================================================================= Features: Using This Program: Latest Release Changelog: Homepage - http://www.joshcellsoftwares.com/2011/09/AdvancedTokensManager.htm Name: Advanced Tokens Manager v3.3.exe Size: 3.17 MBCRC32: 573B78D5 MD5: 20ACC86957A0DE7C9BBD66116F4F27FF SHA-1: AE76D74879F5BC87CDF7D9906CA0F8E750F2BBF9 ================================================================================================================= Additional Tools & Info ================================================================================================================= Requirements NET Framework 3.5 (or higher versions) Version Improvement: Supports Office 2013 IUpdate: Updated update check Download Link http://pxc-coding.com/downloads/office-key-remover/Office-Key-Remover- ================================================================================================================= Usage System Requirements Changelog Homepage - http://janek2012.eu/ Pkeyconfigs from few leaked builds: Download Download Link http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0FR84TQJ/PID_Checker_v1.1.3.590.rar_links Virustotal result 0/ 45 =================================================================================================================
  2. Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkits (EMET) are known to provide both application and system protection in Windows by looking inside the operating system and searching for security exploits. According to Microsoft, it also helps “protect against new and undiscovered threats even before they are formally addressed through security updates or antimalware software.” While a EMET toolkit is available as a separate download, reports show Microsoft is apparently planning to build EMET security tools into the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Fueling the report is a tweet from Alex Ionescu, who describes himself as a “Windows Internals Expert, Security Ninja, and Embedded ARM Kernel Guru.” Ionescu provides a screenshot in his tweet, showing that EMET is built into the kernel of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Interestingly, two security researchers from Microsoft’s Research team also picked up and retweeted the tweet, perhaps further suggesting that the feature is indeed coming to RS3. Though it seems a bit technical, here is a bit more on EMET, as detailed by Microsoft. Microsoft’s EMET toolkit works on Windows 10 , Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) helps raise the bar against attackers gaining access to computer systems. EMET anticipates the most common actions and techniques adversaries might use in compromising a computer, and helps protect by diverting, terminating, blocking, and invalidating those actions and techniques. EMET helps protect your computer systems even before new and undiscovered threats are formally addressed by security updates and antimalware software. EMET benefits enterprises and all computer users by helping to protect against security threats and breaches that can disrupt businesses and daily lives. It’s not exactly clear which build Alex Ionescu was running, but we reached out to him for a comment. As the WannaCrypt attacks showed, we live in a time when cyber attacks, malware, adware, and security exploits are ever so more common. While not official, it is still fitting to hear that Microsoft is perhaps making moves to make Windows 10 more secure. We will be keeping an eye on this, so be sure to stay tuned for more. Update: We received a response back from Alex Ionescu. He tells us that the mentioned changes are new to build 16125. Article source
  3. Windows 10 RTM [Activation Via Phone Or KMS] Permanent Activation Windows 10 Via Phone Windows 10 Activation Via KMS Download Links: Windows 10 Build 15063 Version 1703 (Creators Update) RS2 MSDN / VLSC ==================================================================== Win 10 Build 15063 Version 1703 (Updated March 2017) RS2 ISO l Permanent Activation Windows 10 Via Phone l Win 10 PRO Retail & VL Digital Entitlement Activation Useful Tool/Tips: l Activation Backup/Restore l [How To Change Installation ID Without Changing Product Key] l WebAct By Ratiborus **Retail Keys Only** l Troubleshoot for those can not get Installation ID right for successful activation with working keys l Check the key before install [MSAct Plus v1.0.x] l How to Upgrade Windows 10 l ============================================= Windows 10 Phone Activation MAK-Retail Keys I suggest check the activation keys whether they are still available or blocked in first place.! --- MSAct Plus v1.0.x By Ratiborus or l KeyCheck RU, EN, ES By Ratiborus l ====================================================== Permanent Activation Windows 10 Via Phone =========================================== november_ra1n 13 Aug 2015 Upgrading from Windows 10 Home Edition to Pro Edition & From Both Edition To Enterprise --- see post reply #1004 >>> ====================================================== Windows 10 KMS Activation: ========================== See under the post reply #2 >>> KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.x.x ML Portable by Ratiborus Manual KMS Activation Via cmd Windows 10 KMS Client Setup Keys ====================================================== Upgrade to Windows 10 For Free https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgradehttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq *This means, as long you upgrade within the first 12 months (July 29th 2015 to July 29th 2016), you will not have to pay for Windows 10 at all.* More Info & Step By Step Instruction: --- ## How to Upgrade from Windows 7-8/8.1 or Windows 10 IP to Windows 10 RTM ## ====================================================== Backup/Restore Activation Backup/Restore Activation [updated to Windows 10 & Server 2016] -- see other topic there #1 >>> ====================================================== Troubleshooting & FAQ: ====================== Russian Speaker Free Call Skype Dial Numbers Window Media Center for Windows 10 8.81 [x64-86] ML Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Premium & Pro Retail Activating MS Product Via Online Microsoft Answer Tech Dark Windows 10 Anniversary Themes from gsw953onDA --> deviantart WinPE 10-8 Sergei Strelec (x86/x64/Native x86) 2017.02.26 [EN] Microsoft Software Repair Tool How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change Activation backup & restore Instruction by jovelash How to Directly Clean Install Windows 10 without having to Upgrade First New Windows 10 feature – DISM Windows 10 Edition Upgrade Via ChangePk.exe Windows 10 Enterprise & Enterprise 2016 LTSB Digital Entitlement Activation Via Online Activation Keys Win 10 PRO Retail & VL Edition Digital Entitlement Activation INSTRUCTION II Via Phone Activation MAK Keys Windows 10 Updates Installer abbodi1406 Microsoft Toolkit 2.6.2 Stable by CODYQX4 Windows 10 edition upgrade Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 (Latest Build) How to Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8 10 Tools to tweak Windows 10 Privacy settings and fix privacy issues Reactivating Windows 10 after hardware change WinPE 10-8 Sergei Strelec (x86/x64/Native x86) 2017.01.25 English Win 10 PRO Retail & Volume License Edition With a Digital Entitlement Activation Windows Update MiniTool MSAct Plus v1.0.7 By Ratiborus AAct v3.2 Portable by Ratiborus MSActBackUp Portable v1.0.9 by Ratiborus PIDKey Lite v1.49 Portable by Ratiborus PIDKey v2.1.2 Build 1017 by Ratiborus Office 2013-2016 C2R Installer v5.9.3 By Ratiborus - 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  4. Windows 7 SP1 [Phone Activation, Download Links & Repository] Windows 7 All Online/Offline [Retail-MAK] Activation Keys =================================================================================== Download Links: Windows 7 Official Direct Download Links Via Java Scrip from Microsoft Tech Bench [All Editions/Languages] Windows 7 SP1 All Edition MSDN Eng Untouched FTP Direct Download Links >>> l Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (All Languages)MSDN Magnet Link >>> Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate & Enterprise with SP1 (All Languages) MSDN Direct Download Links >>> =================================================================================== Windows 7 Phone Activation: ======================================================================================================================= Windows Loader 2.2.2 by DAZ [OEM Activation] ======================================================================================================================= Backup/Restore Windows 7 Activation - Advanced Tokens Manager v3.3
  5. Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 RTM [Activation Via Phone Or KMS, Download & Repository] Office 2013 Retail-VL MAK Keys *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Download Links: Microsoft Office 2013 With SP1 RTM VL ISO [Original VLSC]-FTP Direct Download Links l Other Languages Magnet Download Links l Office 2013 Individual Component with SP1 VL English Microsoft Office 2013 With SP1 RTM Volume License ISO [Original From VLSC] - Magnet Links [Digital River] Download Office 2013 Disk Images and Language Packs >>> *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Phone Activation Method 2 [using Command Prompt +Admin]: cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dinstid cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dinstid CScript.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus Activation Backup Solution C:\Windows\system32\spp\store\data.dat andC:\Windows\system32\spp\store\tokens.dat C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dinstid cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dinstid cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx How to delete your block keys in Office 2013 cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /dstatus cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /unpkey:KEY-VALUE cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /unpkey:KEY-VALUE How to change the product key of Microsoft Office Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features select change Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs>Change Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features select change C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15>cscript OSPP.VBS /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15>cscript OSPP.VBS /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15>cscript OSPP.VBS/act C:\Program Files\Program Files (x86)\Office15>cscript OSPP.VBS/act Manually Convert Office/Visio/Project 2013 Retail DVD to Volume DVD proprww.cab to propsww.cabproprww2.cab to propsww2.cab visprorww.cab to visproww.cab prjprrww.cab to prjproww.cab Uninstall Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 Convert Installed Office/Visio/Project 2013 Retail to Volume Via Batch Files *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Activation Office 2013 Via Phone november_ra1n 15 Aug 2015. : ) *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Activation Office 2013 Via KMS Online KMS Server List [updated Regularly]: *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Office 2013 Manual Online KMS Activation VIA Command Prompt *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Microsoft Toolkit 2.5.3 *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** KMS ACT Windows 8.1 and Office15 Portable by Ratiborus *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.x.x ML Portable by Ratiborus --- see other topic posted there #2 >>> *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Activation Backup And Restore Section I create this topic about manually backup and restore Windows 8.1 for you guys you do not need rely on any third party software when you need to reinstall your Windows copy, you can easily do it yourself. Other reason is still early age of Windows 8.1 RTM non of the backup and restore software not functioning at the moment. See the link below for the screenshots detail instruction. How To Manual Or Automatic Backup/Restore Activation On Windows 8.1 RTM, Server 2012 R2 & Office 2013 posted there >>> *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***
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Windows 10 Build 15063 Version 1703 (Creators Update) RS2 MSDN / VLSC Info: ========================================================================== Announcing Windows 10 Build 15063 for PC and Mobile What's New (PC) What's new in Windows 10, version 1703 IT pro content Windows 10 All Version Update History ========================================================================== Download Links: MSDN ISO's Windows 10 Build 15063 Version 1703 (Updated March 2017) RS2 MSDN [All Official ISO's] Windows 10 version 1703 (updated march 2017) All Other Available ISO's ========================================================================== Windows 10 v.1703 32 ISO: 28 MSDN + 4 TECH BRENCH RTM: 15063.0.RS2_RELEASE.170317-1834 EN-RU by W.Z.T ========================================================================== VLSC ISO's Windows 10 Build 15063 Version 1703 (Updated March 2017) RS2 Volume License (EN-RU) Cheksum: Windows 10, Version 1703 (VL) VLSC All Language Checksum by adguard Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 10.0.15063.0 Version 1703 (Updated March 2017) VLSC EN [Google Drive Links]: WINDOWS 10 v1703 Build 15063.0.RS2 ENGLISH VLSC EN All Edition [Magnet] Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 10.0.15063.0 Version 1703 (Updated March 2017) VLSC [Magnet] ========================================================================== Windows 10 Creators Update (RS2) MSDN EN [Version 1703 Build 15063] - Magnet Links ========================================================================== Windows 10 Creators Update (RS2) MSDN EN-RU [Version 1703 Build 15063] - FTP Links ========================================================================== Media Creation Tool Windows 10 Build 15063 Version 1703 Media Creation Tool ========================================================================== Windows 10 Build 15063 Version 1703 Upgrade Assistant http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/4/7/047889D0-578C-4A44-A38F-7F30A6CB3809/current-version/Windows10Upgrade9252.exe ========================================================================== ESD's Windows 10.0.15063.0 Version 1703 RS2 (All Languages) .ESD http://pastebin.com/raw/19FJrVGm Windows 15063.0.170317-1834 RS2 Release (All Languages) .esd (Enterprise VL, Education VL, Pro VL, Pro Retail) https://pastebin.com/raw/63AM8Nqr Credit: abbodi1406 (MDL) ========================================================================== Windows 10.0.15063.0 Version 1703 RS2 (All Available Languages) Enterprise .ESD Site: http://pastebin.com Sharecode[?]: /raw/6DPiW6Ke ========================================================================== English en-US Direct Download Links : Site: http://textuploader.com Sharecode[?]: /dtfy5/raw ---------------------------------------------------------------- Other Available Languages Direct Download Links: Site: http://textuploader.com Sharecode[?]: /dt7sw/raw ========================================================================== Decrypt-multi-release by adguard https://s1.rg-adguard.net/dl/decrypt/decrypt-multi-release.7z ========================================================================== Windows 10 Update Assistant (Upgrade from Win 10 Anniversary Update 14393.0 to Win 10 RS2 15063.0) https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/4/7/047889D0-578C-4A44-A38F-7F30A6CB3809/current-version/Windows10Upgrade9194.exe ========================================================================== Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core 1703 (15063) ========================================================================== 15063 Language Packs by DiamondMon [x86/x64] Site: http://textuploader.com Sharecode[?]: /dtfb2/raw ========================================================================== Other Download Links: Abbodi1406 uup-converter-wimlib_6.7z Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703 Windows SDK 10.0.15063.137 Mobile Emulator 15063 A tool for you to easily share ESD Url to others by Accelerator ========================================================================== ACTIVATION: Via KMS --> OR Via Permanent Phone Activation --> ========================================================================== Important info/tools/topic replies/links: ============================= Windows 10.0.14393.447 Version 1607 RS1 (Updated January 2017) MSDN - 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  7. Windows 8.1 RTM [Activation Via Phone Or KMS, Download & Repository] *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Windows 8.1 Phone Activation MAK-RETAIL Keys ******** Windows 8.1 November 2014 Update Download Links: ******** Download Links: Microsoft Windows ISO Download Tool l Online TechBench Link Generation by adguard MSDN DVD ISO [Nov 2014 Rollup] Download Links: Windows 8.1 l Windows 8.1 with Update [November 2014] MSDN (English) - Magnet Link l Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update MSDN -MULTI l Windows 8.1 with Latest ESDs -Original Windows Store Edition l *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** ******** Activation Section Via Phone ******** Upgrading Windows 8.1 Windows Media Center From Activated Windows 8.1 Pro *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** ******** Activation Section Via KMS ******** Online KMS Server List [updated Regularly]: *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Manual Online KMS Activation VIA Command Prompt *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Microsoft Toolkit 2.5.3 Developer: CODYQX4 *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** KMS ACT Windows 8.1 and Office15 Portable by Ratiborus *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.x.x ML Portable by Ratiborus --- see other topic posted there #2 >>> *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** KMSpico By Heldigard *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** ******** Activation Backup And Restore Section ******** I create this topic about manually backup and restore Windows 8.1 for you guys you do not need rely on any third party software when you need to reinstall your Windows copy, you can easily do it yourself. Other reason is still early age of Windows 8.1 RTM non of the backup and restore software not functioning at the moment. See the link below for the screenshots detail instruction. How To Manual Or Automatic Backup/Restore Activation On Windows 8.1 RTM, Server 2012 R2 & Office 2013 posted there >>> *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Be patient. Good things come to those who wait.!
  8. James Lee says Microsoft's A-V software still has remote code execution holes In spite of a flurry of patches designed to fix Windows Defender, at least one security researcher reckons there's still work to be done. James Lee, who has presented at conferences like Zer0con, has contacted The Register to say the key vulnerable component, MsMpEng, is still subject to remote code execution. As with the bugs disclosed by Tavis Ormandy and fellow Project Zero researcher Mateusz Jurczyk, the bugs Lee's outlined to us arise because of insufficient sandboxing. While he hasn't provided full details to us, he's posted two remote code execution proof-of-concept videos at YouTube: Youtube Video : Another MsMpEng RCE (Before) Youtube Video :Another MsMpEng RCE (After) In spite of the system being fully patched (as shown in the first video), Lee's work shows Windows Defender crashing and unable to restart. Lee told The Register his discoveries aren't related to what Microsoft's fixed in response to Project Zero's recent disclosures. Those, he wrote in an e-mail, covered “multiple denial-of-service, integer overflow, and use-after-free bugs”, while his work has drilled into type confusions and logical bugs. Lee's demonstration that MsMpEng needs to be sandboxed is in line with yet another Tweet from Ormandy (the world is waiting for what follows): Ever since early May, MsMpEng's lack of sandboxing has been under increasing criticism from researchers. Yesterday, yet another sandbox escape was posted to GitHub by Thomas Vanhoutte. That contribution (not yet complete, Vanhoutte writes) aims to give a guest-privilege attacker the ability to use Defender to delete arbitrary files, including DLLs (which would offer various hijack opportunities). Article source
  9. Hi Guys While researching a giveaway that boulawan posted for Microsoft One Drive I've found that Microsoft are giving away 365 Office Developer account good for 1 year. Office software for 25 accounts. Plus up-to 5TB of online storage. More information below: https://dev.office.com/devprogram Thank you boulawan for your original post!!!!!!! Original site below http://a.v9s.win/
  10. Windows 8 RTM Download, Activate Via KMS & Phone, Backup Solution Windows 8 PRO/ENT & WMC Phone Activation MAK-RETAIL Key Windows 8 PRO/ENT & WMC Online/Phone Activation MAK-RETAIL Keys Microsoft Windows 8 RTM x86-x64 AIO English- CtrlSoft: http://bit.ly/ZlpV5Y Windows 8 All Version & Languages MSDN DVD ISO [HTTP & Magnet Links] >>> #1080 Windows 8 Language Packs (x86 / x64) Official Direct Download Link 1.Microsoft Windows 8 All Version MSDN Download [HTTP Links] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/#searchTerm=&ProductFamilyId=481&Languages=en&PageSize=10&PageIndex=0&FileId=0 2.Microsoft Windows 8 All Version MSDN Download [Torrent Links] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/#searchTerm=&ProductFamilyId=481&Languages=en&PageSize=10&PageIndex=0&FileId=0 3. Magnet Download Links magnet:?xt=urn:btih:FF5459C9B9B3169ECD1F9BC9463C3C2B7095CC3F magnet:?xt=urn:btih:306DD23F1D2F66C7ABB4AA8A69C536EFEB61B4E6 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:0479B600888065C5843A6F0B2074FD2F265C4D6F magnet:?xt=urn:btih:5990C764FC3E36EA583B80FD3A16A2D9DB3441D9 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:BD79A20CDC89063C3ED397ED43B20200D903223E&dn=9200.16384.120725-1247_x64fre_enterprisen_en-us_VL_EnterpriseN_DVD.iso 4. Ftp Direct Download Links 5. Windows 8 Language Pack MSDN (Multiple Languages) *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** <KEY> : KMS Client Setup Keys you can access here Replacing <KMS SERVER> with a Windows 8 Computable KMS server IP or hostname. KMS Server List and Status [updated Regularly]: You can server status <Online web-based ping> Or You can server status <Online web-based ping> Note For Windows 8 Pro With WMC: Do not use the released key to install WMC, you can NOT successfully activate Windows 8 with the public KMS server if you use the WMC key. *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Credit: CODYQX4 [MDL] *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Features: . Instructions: You must have the correct SLIC (Software Licensing Description Table) for OEM activations. Online and Phone activations will be instantly activated after restore. Don't have major changes on the hardware. Windows 8 and Office 2013 have the same activation system, so the backup is saved in one place called of 'Activation Backup', that stores all license data for Windows and Office. For the Windows 8 and Office 2010 or Windows 7 with the Office 2013 or 2010, the backup is made separately called of 'Windows Activation Backup' and 'Office Activation Backup' respectively. Is needed to install the Windows and Office 2013 for restore their activation on a Windows 8 system. * All backup data is stored on the root of the application in folders separately. * Limited activations that have grace period isn't supported. In other words, only permanent activations is supported for Windows and Office. * For Upgrade Activations, is needed the installation of a Retail copy of the Operating System. In other words, you will get problems restoring an upgrade activation on a Volume License copy. * If you've restarted the computer on the restore, the network adapters doesn't will work properly. You need to activate your network on the Device Manager. * Is advised the installation of the same drivers from the backup on the restore to avoid problems on the activation. If the restore won't have activated the system: The Operating System has been detected an blacklisted product key and have blocked the activation. The Operating System has been detected major hardware changes and have blocked the activation. The Operating System hasn't detected a valid SLIC Table for OEM Activations. Sorry, the Product Key not match error: The application haven't detected the correct Product Key on the registry and you need to enter manually. Is necessary for the correct Activation Restore, the Product Key is stored on Config.ini file. If the error appears, is needed to enter manually the Product Key for an safe restore. Primarily occurs with MAK Product Keys that is hidden from the Registry. Is shown the last 5 characters of the real key detected. The Backup Compatibility is: Windows 8.1 Family *** Windows 8 Family Windows 7 Family Windows Vista Family Windows Server 2008 / 2011 / 2012 Family Microsoft Office Family from 2010 to 2013 * All editions, versions and Service Packs. * Requires .NET Framework v4.0. *** WARNING ABOUT WINDOWS 8.1 COMPATIBILITY *** *** Windows 8.1 is * NOT * fully supported. All the activation data can be saved, but only those that were activated by * Phone * will be restored properly. In other words, the Online activated backups can not be restored until now, * ONLY * if your OS is the Windows 8.1 – Other OS(es) are NOT affected ! We are working to discover why. *** You can * NOT * restore the Windows 8 activation on Windows 8.1. Microsoft was made hard changes on the Windows 8.1 activation system, so we are unable to port the Windows 8 activation to Windows 8.1 without brick the system. Latest Release Changelog: v3.5 RC 5 [2013/09/29] Homepage - http://joshcellsoftwares.com/products/advancedtokensmanager/ Name: Advanced Tokens Manager v3.5 RC 5.zipSize: 1.12 MBCRC32: 290E0B88MD5: 48DBDD504662C0D48984D70B79931C79SHA-1: 4DE6AC70767BA77D80E9272716C69A0A7AA37E3B Screenshots Instruction 1. Backup 1.1. Hit Activation Backup 1.2. When you see the Warning Page read and click yes 1.3. When you asked product key you need to enter inside the box full product key related wit Edition usually Office 2013 key will be asked Tick i have checked this in my product key then click Continue 1.4. Wait till Advance Token Manager Backup then save it for the Restore process. 2. Restore 2.1. Click Activation Restore then when you asked restore now enter YES. 2.2. Wait till Advance Token Manager disable internet connection and reinstall the activation the end you will see Success! Testimonial Tested VMware Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit and Office 2013 Pro Plus, Visio & Project Pro working like a charm! *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***
  11. Kaspersky Files Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft over Windows 10 Antivirus - Updated Legal complaints filed with EU and German watchdog Kaspersky claims that Microsoft is turning to unfair tactics to force users to stick with Windows Defender, the default antivirus in Windows 10. In a blog post today, Kaspersky accuses the Redmond-based software giant of removing third-party antivirus when upgrading to Windows 10, using its dominant position to promote its own security product. “Microsoft’s antivirus is hardwired into all versions of Windows 10 for home users: it’s impossible to turn it off completely, impossible to delete. Until recently no one asked you if you needed it or not. There was a time when, even if you used a different security solution, Microsoft’s own AV all the same periodically ran scans,” Kaspersky says. Kaspersky: Other security companies must support us Microsoft is mostly doing this because its antivirus has failed to remain competitive and because third-party security products are a lot more powerful, he continues, blaming the software giant for using its position only against antivirus products because this is a market where others are leading. “Such restriction is applied only to antiviruses - with which Microsoft has been trying to compete (and not doing very well at) for years. But in previous (pre-10) versions of Windows there were no such special measures. Thus, it looks like, after years with no success (in competing with other antiviruses), Microsoft has resorted to the use of alternative, OS-empowered (in our view - underhand) tactics,” he adds. Microsoft not only removes third-party antivirus products from Windows when the upgrade is performed but the company isn’t giving vendors enough time to prepare their security software for new versions of Windows. And this is one of the reasons they are eventually blocked when the upgrade is performed, he says. Kaspersky ends his plea by calling for Microsoft to support fair and healthy competition, while also asking other security vendors to join this effort and file antitrust complaints against the software giant. “We want Microsoft to stop misleading and misinforming our - and not only our - users. We want to see all security solutions being able to work on the Windows platform on a level playing field. And we want to see users being able to decide for themselves what they want and consider important to them,” Kaspersky added. Microsoft has already released a statement, saying that it does not infringe competition rules and it’s willing to work with antitrust bodies on addressing all these claims. UPDATE: Microsoft has provided us with an updated statement, explaining that it tried to reach out to Kaspersky to discuss the said concerns, but a meeting is yet to take place. Furthermore, the firm emphasized that existing Windows 10 security features do not violate any competition rules. Source
  12. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 With Update New Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 MAK / Retail Keys Windows Server 2008 R2 MAK Keys [standard-Ent-Datacenter] ================================================================================= ******** Download Section ******** ================================================================================= ******** Activation Section ******** 4. Right click the start menu and choose "command prompt (admin) Type slui 4 in the command prompt then click NEXT. 5. Next you will get installation ID in this step. 6. Use Skype Free Microsoft Call Center to Get Confirmation ID.... **Make sure have a microphone plugged into your pc in order for the dial pad to work!** Step By Step Dealing Activation Center and Answering the Question Right..... Use USA Activation Center - [+18885712048]: During call these is all Question you will be asking: Q: Are you calling to activate windows xp [Even you are not on XP say yes to all other home user MS Product activation] A: Dial 1 with your touchpad / keypad Q: Are your computer with activation windows open A: Dial 1 with your touchpad / keypad Then Robot will ask your Installation ID Q: Please say or enter the digit in group one.. A: Just enter 7 digit and 9 group using your keypad one at the time just after the command of Robot! Group 1: XXXXXXX till group 9. Q: Are you ready for me to give you first part of Confirmation ID A: Dial 1 with your touchpad / keypad 7. Just type Confirmation ID giving by Robot into Windows Wizard on Confirmation ID Screen from A Till H without making any mistake 8. Click Activate Windows Server 2012 R2....... 9. Right click the start menu and choose "command prompt (admin) Other Command Activation Check Prompt Check Activation remain grace period:slmgr.vbs /dlvCheck Volume activation expireslmgr /xpr ================================================================================= ================================================================================= ******** Activation Section Via KMS ******** *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** Credits: -Bosh for the original GUI Design and co-development of Office Toolkit-ZWT for the original KMSEmulator-letsgoawayhell, Phazor, nosferati87, and mikmik38 for KMSEmulator fixes and improvements-MasterDisaster, FreeStyler, Daz, nononsense, and janek2012 for work on Key Checker Name: Microsoft ToolkitCRC32: 1E685813MD5: CA61FAAEFCC6189CE7C77C9B3DB98156SHA-1: D17087DF35A2CF867BB6A1C1605970014A3AE036Size: 49.5 MB Developer: CODYQX4 *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** .Using the program: Requirement Additional Information: Changelog: v1.3.4 -Changes in program for compatibility with antivirus softwa Name: KMSAuto Net.exeCRC32: 9846D9EFMD5: 11D5507C8770EB6BF95E1924C83955A9SHA-1: 723209AE8ACB8FAF520CA1271505A8E6737154C9Size: 5.00 MB Download Link: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0L76VOY2/KMSAuto_Net_2014_v1.3.4_Portable_0.zip_links *** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** ================================================================================= ******** Activation Backup And Restore Section ******** I create this topic about manually backup and restore Windows 8.1 for you guys you do not need rely on any third party software when you need to reinstall your Windows copy, you can easily do it yourself. Other reason is still early age of Windows 8.1 RTM non of the backup and restore software not functioning at the moment. See the link below for the screenshots detail instruction. How To Manual Or Automatic Backup/Restore Activation On Windows 8.1 RTM, Server 2012 R2 & Office 2013 posted there >>>
  13. Resource Monitor concept with Fluent Design Microsoft has already started work on Fluent Design, which is the company’s new visual overhaul coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but substantial changes are yet to see daylight. And while the company continues improving Fluent Design behind the closed doors, the Windows community knows exactly what the whole thing should look like, with various renders imagining a more substantial facelift of various OS features. Today, it’s the turn of the Resource Monitor to get Fluent Design treatment, and this concept photo posted on Reddit shows just how good the app could look like with a little effort. The blur effect that Microsoft uses for universal apps is implemented in the Resource Monitor too, along with a new effect that shows up when hovering a menu option. A dark theme is also imagined, and it looks at least as good as the light version. It goes without saying that this is still in the concept phase and there’s little chance to see this introduced in Windows 10, though we need to wait a few more months to see what Fluent Design actually means for Microsoft. The first visual refinements are now being rolled out to users in the Windows Insider program, but the full overhaul should see daylight in the fall of this year when the Fall Creators Update goes live for the production ring as well. Source
  14. Microsoft remains a strong brand despite WannaCry Many blamed Microsoft for the recent WannaCry ransomware fiasco, claiming the software giant should continue providing support for Windows XP and deliver patches for all Windows versions faster, but despite all this criticism, Microsoft remains a well-loved brand. Or at least, this is what a new survey conducted by Morning Consult reveals, with 83 percent of the respondents still viewing the brand favorably a week after the WannaCry outburst started. There are indeed 57 percent of users who said they were concerned about Microsoft products in the future after WannaCry, but on the other hand, 22 percent of them said they weren’t too concerned despite the risks of getting infected. 8 percent pointed out they weren’t concerned at all. The good news for Microsoft is that 39 percent of the people who participated in the survey claimed they still planned to buy Microsoft products, while only 25 percent said they would have second thoughts when facing such a decision. Windows 7, biggest victim of WannaCry Furthermore, a total of 8 percent of the respondents say they are “much more likely” to purchase Microsoft products in the future given the quick reaction of the company to the ransomware, while another 9 percent explained they are “much less likely” do it. “The strength of Microsoft’s brand leaves it largely unscathed by the recent security issue — unlike its tech industry peer Yahoo Inc. After disclosing its own data breach, Yahoo’s favorability fell 10 percentage points, polling shows,” Morning Consult says. “Safety appears to be a top priority for people: Most of those surveyed say they are quick to download the latest security updates and have various passwords across platforms.” For what it’s worth, Windows XP wasn’t the biggest victim of the WannaCry ransomware, but Windows 7, which actually got patches from Microsoft earlier this year on Patch Tuesday. This means that most of the systems that were infected were actually outdated, either due to pirated licenses or because system administrators blocked updates from installing because of various reasons. Source
  15. f.lux for Windows 10 Microsoft launched the Windows 10 Creators Update with a new feature called “Night light,” which is essentially a blue light filter whose purpose is to make working on a PC easier during the night by reducing the amount of blue light generated by the screen. Before Windows 10 got this feature, however, Windows adopters could use f.lux, which was without a doubt one of the best, if not the best blue light filter available not only on Microsoft’s operating system but also on iOS, Android, and macOS. Today, f.lux launched in the Windows Store to become the number one Windows 10 Night light alternative, as it can be downloaded and installed more easily on the new OS. It comes with the same feature package as the desktop version and it runs in the system tray for quick access. No support for Windows phones The app was ported with Project Centennial, and before you ask, no, there is no support for Windows phones. Microsoft suggested that, at some point, its own blue light filter could launch on Windows phones, but with the mobile platform quickly declining, there’s only a slight chance to still see this feature going live anytime soon. As far as the Windows Store version of f.lux is concerned, the app is already at version 4.32 and it comes with a bed time mode that enables the lowest light levels before bed as a result of “an automatic analysis of how light affects your body at different times.” Furthermore, f.lux can work with home smart lights to automatically make lights match your screen. It goes without saying that f.lux is a lot more advanced than the Night light feature implemented in Windows 10, though Microsoft’s version comes with the essential feature package as well. For example, Microsoft allows users to configure Night light to run automatically from sunset to sunrise based on location services, to adjust color temperature at night, or to set hours to have the feature turned on and off without any manual input. Source
  16. Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese company that operates an online service that sells virtual gaming currencies, accusing the company of hacking into Xbox accounts and illegally purchasing game coins via the account owners' credit card. According to court documents obtained by Bleeping Computer, Microsoft discovered the scheme last December, when its employees stumbled upon the iGSKY website, where visitors could purchase gaming currency for various console games, some of which were exclusive to the Xbox platform. iGSKY was hacking into accounts using leaked credentials In order to determine the source of these gaming coins, Microsoft's staff performed six test transactions. Following these transactions, Microsoft's investigators discovered that the site's operators — a company named Gameest International Network Sales, Co. Ltd. — had illegally accessed the accounts of other Xbox users from where they purchased gaming currency using the payment card attached to that account. Microsoft concluded that there was no breach of its systems, but the Chinese company had reused credentials leaked in data breaches at other services. In some cases, iGSKY accessed accounts directly, in other cases, they reset the owner's password, after presumably taking control of his email. iGSKY would then transfer these coins to the Xbox account of the person buying "cheap" gaming currency from its platform. The iGSKY platform boasted it could provide cheap gaming currency for the following games: ArcheAge, Black Desert, Blade and Soul, CSGO, Dofus, Dofus Touch, FIFA 14, FIFA 15, FIFA 16, FIFA 17, Forza Horizon 3, Grand Theft Auto V, Mabinogi, Madden NFL 17, Maple Story, MU Legend, MU Origin, NBA 2K17, NBA Live Mobile, NHL 17, Pokémon GO, Revelation Online, Riders of Icarus, Rocket League, TERA, Tree of Savior, Trove, Twin Saga, and Wildstar. Prices for various of these gaming currency packages where almost half of their real prices on Microsoft's site. iGSKY customers used PayPal or direct payment card transactions to handle payments for their illegal activity, leaving a trail that Microsoft could track. Hackers stole over $2 million in gaming currency After investigating past incidents, Microsoft says it discovered nearly $2 million in fraudulent purchases of virtual gaming currencies. The OS maker said it issued refunds for all these transactions. Microsoft has filed a lawsuit in a California court, and a judge has already frozen the Chinese company's PayPal assets. Microsoft's investigators are still working on unmasking the people behind Gameest, iGSKY's operators. Source
  17. Earlier this month, during the company's Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft announced that it would be expanding SoC and processor support in Windows 10 IoT Core to Intel's full range of Core, Pentium, Celeron, and Atom lineups. While it was promised at the time for the "near future", the firm updated the Windows 10 minimum hardware requirements today. Previously listed were the following: Broadcom Intel Qualcomm BCM2837 BCM2836 Intel® Joule™ Intel® Atom™ processor E3900 series (Apollo Lake) Intel® Celeron® processor N3350 (Apollo Lake) Intel® Pentium® Processor N4200 platform (Apollo Lake) Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 Product Family (Bay Trail-I) Intel® Celeron® Processor N and J Series (Bay Trail-M/D) Intel® Pentium® Processor N and J Series (Bay Trail-M/D) Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 212 (APQ8009) Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 (APQ8016) Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 617 (APQ8052) That list has now been removed from the page itself, only offering the basic processor requirements, which were there before: There is a link to a page with Microsoft enabled SoCs, which has some new additions. The two Broadcom and three Qualcomm options remain the same, but Intel has a few new ones: None of the other minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 IoT Core have been modified since April 5, when they were updated for the Creators Update. Microsoft added a note that a future release of the OS will require TPM 2.0, and it also included a section for an optional discrete GPU, which if included, needs to support DirectX 9 or later. Microsoft didn't list anything in the change history for the hardware requirements, so if we spot anything else that's different, we'll let you know. Source
  18. Windows 10 was launched in July 2015 Windows 10 was developed from the very beginning with customer feedback in mind, and the Windows Insider program was an essential tool for the company to test-drive new features and get reports from users trying them out. Today, the company reveals CLIP, which stands for the Customer Listening and Improvement Program, a new effort that groups a large team whose purpose is to handle customer feedback and then improve the operating system based on suggestions received from testers. In the video you can watch below, Per Farny, the Windows CLIP Program Lead, explains that the CLIP team monitors all feedback channels, including not only the Feedback Hub and the Community forums but also social media like Facebook and Twitter where most insiders discuss about the operating system and propose improvements for the next builds. After that, engineers organize daily meetings to discuss ways to manage user suggestions, with the CLIP team proposing fixes and improvements that are then prioritized depending on a series of factors. Microsoft: We’re listening Microsoft puts the emphasis on the listening part of its collaboration with users across the world, explaining that all feedback is received and taken into consideration by the Windows team. And truth be told, there are indeed features that were implemented in Windows 10 based on user suggestions, such as OneDrive placeholders, which are coming back in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but at the same time, there are also suggestions that were completely ignored until now. The best example here is the tab support for File Explorer, a feature that users have been asking for since Windows 8, but which for some reason Microsoft still doesn’t want to make part of Windows 10. At this point, however, a new touch-optimized File Explorer is in the works, and there’s a good chance it sees daylight in September when the new OS version goes live. Source
  19. Windows 10 Creators Update adoption going well Adoption of the Windows 10 Creators Update is going well, according to new data provided by AdDuplex, with 18 percent of all Windows 10 devices already running it. Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) remains the number one version at this point with a share of 75.4 percent, and the Creators Update has already become the second most widely used version in just a month on the market. Windows 10 version 1511 (November Update) is third with 4.6 percent, while the original Windows 10 version is next with 1.6 percent. 0.5 percent of the Windows 10 computers out there are already running Windows 10 Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update) builds as part of the Windows Insider program. AdDuplex says adoption of the Windows 10 Creators Update is going well and “is comparable to the rollout velocity of the previous Anniversary Update.” Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update adoption As far as mobile devices are concerned, the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update is now running on 55.9 percent of the phones, while the Anniversary Update is next with 34.4 percent. “Mobile Creators Update was released much later than on the desktop, but propagated much faster and is now on almost 56 percent of Windows 10 phones. This could be attributed to the likely enthusiast nature of most people still using Windows 10 Mobile or much more limited variety of hardware,” AdDuplex explains. Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update is available for only 13 models, with Microsoft again taking the controversial decision to leave some phones behind despite running preview builds smoothly as part of the Insider program. Phones like the Lumia 930 and 1520 aren’t eligible for the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update and can only get the new OS version as part of the Release Preview ring in the Windows Insider program. Users who want to stick with a stable OS version, however, need to continue running the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update. More than half of eligible phones already running the Creators Update Source
  20. Microsoft testing new features as part of Insider program Microsoft has just updated Office for Windows desktop as part of the Insider program, this time with more features aimed at Excel and Outlook rather than for Word. With this update, Office 2016 reaches version 1705 and build number 8201, with users in the production ring likely to get these feature improvements and new options in the coming weeks. This time, however, the focus is no longer on Word, but on the other productivity apps included in the Office suite, and Microsoft is expected to bring them to other platforms very soon. What’s new in this build? Microsoft Excel is getting the biggest number of improvements in this update, so starting with this version, the spreadsheet tool benefits from enhanced data import functionality. “Easily import and shape data from various sources. Manage workbook queries and connection with the Queries & Connection side pane, and share queries with others via ODC files,” Microsoft explains. The same version introduces more copying control options, so you can copy a cell, and before pasting, you are allowed to do other tasks like typing or working with other cells, with the content kept in the clipboard as long as you need. And last but not least, there are new data transformation options, with Microsoft explaining that in the Query Editor, you can create a new column by providing sample values, and as you type, the application detects the required transformations and displays a preview of the column. Outlook is also getting some improvements, and the attachment feature is one particular target, as it allows users to add files directly in the email or simply upload them to the cloud. You can quickly access groups that you use the most easily because they are displayed at the top of the list. And last but not least, PowerPoint enables you to add closed captions to videos included in your presentations. Keep in mind that these features are only available for insiders for the time being, but depending on feedback, they should be released to all Office 365 users shortly. Source
  21. An attacker or a rogue employee can create and register custom control panel items and use these files to bypass the Windows AppLocker security feature. AppLocker is a security service introduced with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that allows system administrators to restrict access to Windows applications based on a rule-based system. Besides blocking access to games and non-work related applications, system administrators also use AppLocker to set up rules to prevent malware installed on the accounts of low-privileged users from accessing apps that can be abused to carry out attacks, such as cmd.exe, powershell.exe, rundll32.exe, and others. Researcher bypasses AppLocker using CPL files AppLocker is not impregnable, and there are various bypass techniques available online. The latest of these was disclosed last Friday by Francesco Mifsud, a researcher at Context Information Security. Mifsud's method relies on CPL files, which are modified DLLs that load control panel items. For example, ncpa.cpl loads the Network Connections management screen. CPL items aren't fixed. Microsoft allows software installers to create CPL items that will show up in your Control Panel. For example, installing a video driver adds icons in your control panel for controlling that video driver's configuration. That icon is a CPL file, and every time you load it, your computer basically runs "control.exe name.cpl". The Windows OS keeps a list of all CPL items inside the following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\CPLs Attackers can edit registry key to create rogue control panel items Mifsud says that an attacker can modify the value of this registry key and add his own CPL that he previously altered to launch cmd.exe and execute malicious commands. Despite AppLocker blocking direct access to cmd.exe, this proxy-like technique starts the cmd.exe file, executing rogue commands or other scripts. Similarly, PowerShell or other wide-reaching Windows utilities can be launched via this method. This bypass technique is possible because both "reg" and "regedit" are Microsoft-signed binaries, located in a trusted folder and allowed by AppLocker by default unless specifically blocked by administrators. Similarly for Control Panel (control.exe), who is also another Windows binary allowed by default AppLocker rules. While blocking access to utilities like reg, regedit, and the Control Panel is one alternative, Mifsud recommends another method. "[T]his attack can be mitigated, at the cost of performance, by enabling the 'DLL Rule Collection' under the AppLocker 'Advanced' tab," Mifsud says. There are various techniques to execute this attack, all of which are detailed in Mifsud's technical write-up. Source
  22. Malware authors have a new UAC bypass technique at their disposal that they can use to install malicious apps on devices running Windows 10. Responsible for discovering this new UAC bypass method is a German student that goes online by the name of Christian B., currently working on his master's thesis, centered on UAC bypass techniques. The technique he came up with is a variation on another Windows 10 UAC bypass method discovered by security researcher Matt Nelson in August 2016. While Nelson's method used the built-in Event Viewer utility (eventvwr.exe), Christian's UAC bypass uses the fodhelper.exe file, located at: C:\Windows\System32\fodhelper.exe If this file name isn't familiar to you, this is the window that appears when you press the "Manage optional features" option in the "Apps & features" Windows Settings screen. Both techniques work in the same way and take advantage of what's called "auto-elevation," which is a state that Microsoft assigns to trusted binaries (files signed with Microsoft certificate, and located in trusted locations such as "C:\Windows\System32"). Just like eventvwr.exe, fodhelper.exe is also a trusted binary, meaning Windows 10 won't show a UAC window when launched into execution, or when other processes spawn from the fodhelper.exe parent process. UAC bypass piggybacks registry key What Christian discovered was that during the execution of the fodhelper.exe binary, Windows 10 would look at two registry keys for additional commands to execute when launching the file. Because he could edit the value of one of those registry keys, the researcher was able to pass on custom commands that would be executed in the elevated context of the fodhelper.exe file. That registry key is: HKCU:\Software\Classes\ms-settings\shell\open\command\(default) This technique could be weaponized if malware gains a foothold on a user's computer. The malware could use scripts to edit that specific registry key, start the fodhelper.exe file, which would then read the malicious commands passed inside the registry key and execute them behind the user's back. Because the fodhelper.exe is an auto-elevated and trusted binary, Windows 10 would not show a UAC prompt, thinking the file executes trusted commands. The researcher has released proof of concept (PoC) code on GitHub. His method doesn't drop files on disk, executes only in the computer's memory, and doesn't hijack any DLLs. UAC bypass can be stopped via one simple step Despite this, Christian's UAC bypass is not universal, as users need to be part of the operating system's administrator group. While on paper this sounds like a huge restriction, this isn't actually such a big issue on Windows, where most users utilize an admin-level account to manage their PCs. To prevent malware from exploiting this UAC bypass technique, the security researcher recommends that users stop using administrator accounts as their default users, and set the UAC level to “Always notify,” just to be on the safe side. There are obvious advantages to not using administrator accounts as default Windows profiles. A report published by Avecto in February 2017 has revealed that by removing admin rights, a user's computer would be protected from all the security bugs discovered in 2016 in IE, Edge, and Office, all which work only from admin-level accounts. Exploitation of this UAC bypass is to be expected In a private conversation with Bleeping Computer, Christian says he only researched this UAC bypass for his master's thesis, and that he has no other plans, for the time being, to explore other similar techniques. After fellow researcher Nelson had published several UAC bypass techniques in 2016 [1, 2] and 2017 [1], miscreants added those methods to their malware. Christian fears his research will have the same fate. "It was not developed to harm anybody. Unfortunately, I think my PoC could be attractive for malware authors," the researcher told Bleeping Computer. "It is naive to believe that nobody would use this to do bad things, but I am surprised that [my PoC] spreads so fast, although there are other working UAC bypasses out there." The researcher pointed Bleeping Computer to a pull request that aims to integrate a version of his UAC bypass PoC in the Metasploit Framework, used by pen-testers and malware authors alike. Once the PoC is added to the Metasploit Framework, Christian's UAC bypass technique will gain even more visibility that it has now. "I hope that people begin to understand that they should not login with a local administrator account for daily usage," the researcher said, echoing the recommendation from his research. Source
  23. Kaspersky's boss baffled by Win XP usage Eugene Kaspersky has one issue with the WannaCry ransomware attack that has taken over the world in the past week - why are so many people still using Windows XP?! "I can't understand why they still use Windows XP because if they have hundreds or thousands of PCs it's very expensive to handle all of that," Kaspersky Lab boss said, baffled by the entire situation. He added that it's much easier to prevent these types of attacks for small businesses than for enterprises. "They just have to have their updated systems, they have to have their backups, and they have to have security solutions - and that's good enough," Kaspersky told ZDNet reporters present at the event. Things are a lot more complicated, however, when it comes to larger enterprises, especially given the number of systems working on XP in the wild. That's because, in order to replace old systems, you need proper budgets and to afford the downtime. "At the same time there are many systems that are certified to Windows XP, so they can't change it - they can't update the certificates," Kaspersky said, adding that he understands the complexity of the issue. WannaCry and its legacy When WannaCry hit, it was obvious there was a problem with the systems that were most vulnerable. Microsoft went out of its way and released patches not only for the versions it still supports but also for Windows XP, which was discontinued a while back. It was believed that Windows XP systems would be the bulk of those infected by WannaCry, but the reality showed a different story. Researchers revealed that, in fact, Windows 7 users had been hit the most by this ransomware. Hopefully, people will continue to update their systems in order to patch up the vulnerability that was being exploited by WannaCry, especially given the number of samples found in the wild, as well as the other threats out there that are just waiting to make use of the same SMB problem, such as EternalRocks, which makes use of 7 NSA hacking tools. Source
  24. Windows 10 S does not allow command-line tools to run Windows 10 S is an operating system that’s limited to Windows Store apps, but although at first glance it looks like everything that’s published in the Store should work on it, that’s not necessarily true. In a blog post today, Microsoft’s Rich Turner explains that just because an app is published in the Windows Store, this doesn’t necessarily mean “it’s safe and suitable for running in Windows 10 S.” As a result, there are apps that won’t be allowed on Microsoft’s new OS, and these include command-line apps, shells and consoles. It’s not hard to see where this is going. Linux distributions, even though they will be published in the Windows Store, will not be allowed to run on Windows 10 S because they are treated like command-line tools that are blocked by default due to security concerns. Linux distros getting broader access to the OS UWP apps run in a secure sandbox, while applications that are ported to the Windows Store with Project Centennial are provided with broader access to the operating system, but they are closely verified by the company before getting the go-ahead. Linux distributions, however, are part of a different category. “Linux distro store packages are an exotic type of app package that are published to the Windows Store by known partners. Users find and install distros , safely, quickly, and reliably via the Windows Store app,” Turner explains. “Once installed, however, distro’s should be treated as command-line tools that run outside the UWP sandbox & secure runtime infrastructure. They run with the capabilities granted to the local user - in the same way as Cmd and PowerShell do.” This basically means that Linux distributions won’t be allowed to run on Windows 10 S, as the simple fact that they are treated as non-UWP command-line apps provides them with more access to the system and therefore could create additional security risks that Microsoft does not agree with. As a result, users who want to run Llinux distributions on their devices shouldn’t stay with Windows 10 S, and in case of buying the Surface Laptop, upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is the thing to do. Source
  25. These are the active bug bounty programs right now Microsoft is betting big on bug bounty programs to bolster the security of its software, and the company has just announced that a similar effort for Edge browser has been expanded to June 30. The Microsoft Edge Bug Bounty program was originally launched in August last year and was supposed to come to an end on May 15. The company, however, decided to give security researchers more time to break into its browser by expanding the program to June 30, with the same payments to remain available. Specifically, hackers who find a way to hack the browser and provide a proof of concept, along with a high-quality report, can receive as much as $15,000 if what they discover is a remote code execution flaw in Microsoft Edge on recent builds of Windows 10 preview builds in the Slow ring. Next big update in September On the other hand, those who find violations of W3C standards that compromise privacy or integrity of important user data are eligible for payments up to $6,000, this time with no functioning exploit required, but with a proof of concept included in the report. You can have a look at all the bug bounty programs that Microsoft is running right now on this page, and make sure that you have a look at the requirements and terms of each program to make sure that you are eligible for the payments. Microsoft Edge is Redmond’s new default browser in Windows 10, and with these bug bounty programs, the company is trying to make it more secure by patching vulnerabilities before they are discovered and used in attacks against its customers. The next big update for Edge is projected to ship with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update due in September, as Microsoft is not yet ready to deliver updates through the Windows Store, as is the case with the other universal apps on Windows 10. Source