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Azure MFA integration with CheckPoint VPN [migrated]

We have a Azure-AD joined hybrid model. We would like to have a single MFA solution for CheckPoint VPN and classic M365 services. I read that it is possible using a NPS server. What are the ...
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LMv2 in NTLM authentication

I have done some research about NTLM and his challenge responses, and I have one last thing left unresolved. The LMv2 response, which is the newer version on of the old Lan Manager response, is ...
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Does Kali installed through WSL respect my privacy?

When installing Kali from Microsoft Store, I wasn't prompted with a user agreement license. Is Microsoft able to monitor my applications? How safe is it to use WSL in that context? (From privacy ...
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Visual Studio Code on Linux - Privacy risk? [duplicate]

I'm a fan of Visual Studio, and recently installed VSC on my Linux Mint. However recently I did a deep-dive on Richard Stallman's site reading about just how evil and depraved all the big tech ...
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Why http microsoft connection in netstat check?

I checked established connections with "netstat" command in command prompt, and I found that there are some connections with ip's of microsoft (I checked ip online) that have http (and not ...
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Where can I find a list of all government agencies with CAs in PKI root stores?

Is there a source that monitors popular root stores for CAs controlled by government agencies? There are several "root stores" that maintain a list of trusted root CAs. These root stores are ...
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How to contact Microsoft regarding security flaw? [closed]

Here I see: If you believe you have found a security vulnerability that meets Microsoft's definition of a security vulnerability, please submit the report to MSRC at https://msrc.microsoft.com/create-...
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Who (Designer or User) Should be Resposible for the Correct/Secure Usage of a Tool Intended for Developers/Admins? [closed]

There is a healthy debate around a series of stack overflow posts that refer to the "RunAs" command. Specifically the discussion is in reference to design decision that the folks at ...
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What's the point of Microsoft Account 2FA if it still lets me log in using password instead?

I have a Microsoft Account linked to a Microsoft Authenticator app for 2FA purposes. Every time I log in, it first sends me the Authenticator request, but I can always click "Other ways to sign ...
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How can I be attacked by opening a corrupt MS Office document?

When opening a corrupt Microsoft Office document, I get a prompt that says something along the lines of: Excel [or Word/PowerPoint/etc] has found unreadable content on 'filename.xslx'. Do you wish ...
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How to tell if Microsoft office has been patched for a vulnerability?

The NIST database holds records for Microsoft Office vulnerabilities, however it only lists the application (i.e. Word 2016) and the service pack. Microsoft release hotfixes outside of service packs, ...
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After changing Microsoft password, one can still login to previously authenticated Windows devices with old password indefinitely. Why?

Has anyone else noticed that if you are using a Microsoft account for Windows, after changing your password, the old password can still be used indefinitely on previously authenticated devices? I have ...
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Microsoft DS vulnerability?

I heard that Microsoft DS is a port that is commonly used by hackers to hack computers due to its ability to transfer files. How do they transfer files with Microsoft DS? Do they need an exploit to ...
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Is Microsoft Personal Vault safe like zero knowledge?

Personal vault allows to set a two factor. I chose Google Authenicator and saved the recovery code on a piece of paper. This means Microsoft does not have the two factor. Does this make Personal Vault ...
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Microsoft account security alert - Is this legit? [closed]

I've just received two emails in a row stating that "We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in for the Microsoft account" and "someone else might have accessed the Microsoft account..." (...
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How to disable/block Microsoft Store on Windows 10 Pro by firewall?

I want to block Microsoft Store on Windows 10 pro in a corporate environment. Having read relevant articles about this matter and tested on my machine, I see that Windows 10 Pro does not support this ...
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Can my employer see my browsing history with work account on my personal device

I was using Edge on my personal device at home browsing stuff and realised I was logged in on Bing.com with my Microsoft work account. I cleared my browser's browsing history and also Bing's browsing ...
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security concerns when configuring Windows 10 to automatically log into a Microsoft account-linked user account

I have just configured my Windows 10 desktop PC at home to automatically log into my Windows 10 user account that my Microsoft account is linked to on startup. My desktop is in my bedroom upstairs and ...
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Security and Microsoft Teams / Microsoft OneDrive / Share Point Online?

As a user of these products, how concerned do I have to be about who can see what I place in the system? I don't know who pays the bill and thus has access to everything in there, and I don't know ...
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critical files to be monitored by file integrity monitoring solutions in active directory servers

We are implementing file integrity solution on Microsoft active directory servers, I need to know the critical paths(files and folders and registry keys) that need to be monitored for any change or ...
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Microsoft Outlook Vulnerability CVE-2018-8587 - How likely is exploitation?

I found an interesting blog post A Deep Analysis of the Microsoft Outlook Vulnerability CVE-2018-8587 about Microsoft Outlook heap buffer overflow vulnerability where is described how Microsoft ...
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Good book detailing the security aspects of Microsoft Active Directory [closed]

I am attending training later this summer related to AD pentesting. As such, I wanted to ask for book recommendations which detail (in full or in part) the security aspects of Active Directory. The ...
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Can wifi admin view video downloaded from personal Outlook cloud onto personal laptop?

Can company wifi admin view a video I downloaded to a personal computer from my outside microsoft outlook account accessed through Chrome? I have a personal university Microsoft account https, which I ...
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What is the default cipher for SSL connections in Azure for MariaDB?

According to Microsoft's Documentation, Azure should be configured to use SSL for connections. In regards to default settings, they state the following: By default, the database service should be ...
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Replacing Windows 7 security updates with anti-virus?

Microsoft has announced Windows 7 will no longer be receiving updates after January 14, 2020: Here. I hate windows 10's forced updates and telemetry so I have always stuck with Windows 7, but it may ...
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In a SQL server, passwords are hashed in chinese. What algorithm it might be using?

While performing the following query, passwords are displayed in Chinese. I'm wondering what hashing algorithm is being used here in order for me to carry out a brute-force attack.
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When sharing confidential information, which is more secure share via Outlook vs store on Sharepoint then provide access?

I'm trying to figure out what is good practice and what is more secure for my small team. I wanted to set a standard or governance on how to share confidential information within our team. One person ...
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Extensions and Modules and Packages, Oh My! [closed]

How do you know if extensions (e.g., Code, Chrome, Firefox), modules (e.g., PowerShell), or packages (e.g., Python, R) are not malicious? How can you control or monitor that in an environment? Stuff ...
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Does the file encryption of Microsoft Office guarantee integrity?

I stumbled upon Microsoft Office's feature of file encryption. For storing sensitive data in the cloud, e.g. DropBox, this sounds like a nice feature. Reading that the encryption is AES-128 in CBC ...
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Restricting cipher suite on MSIE

I'm investigating significant performance problems with MSIE using TLS connections. I am trying to restrict the available algorithms to isolate the problem / see if there is valid workaround. To do ...
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Is there evidence to proof that Windows is spying us ? Are the anti-spy programs works and are they trustable?

Are there any evidences that Windows is spying the users ? Let's focus on Windows 10. I am almost sure it does. The things like telemetry and Cortana... However I never saw a proof like university ...
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Mimikatz /rc4 argument for pass-the-ticket?

I'm studying how pass-the-ticket works using Mimikatz, i.e., forged Silver and Golden Kerberos tickets. The command usually takes the form (Golden tickets): kerberos::golden /sid:SID /domain:DOMAIN /...
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Is 'account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com' a legitimate sender of security alerts?

I have been getting emails from "account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com" (as verified in metadata) about unusual activity. The internet has very conflicting information about if ...
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What is the point of Microsofts 30 day security update waiting period

If you want to update your security info (such as a password). You need to verify your ID with your phone or another email. If you don't have any connected to you account (or forgot them), you can add ...
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Is this email from OneDrive a phishing attack?

Today I received an email claiming that my OneDrive account is going to be deleted as it has been unused for the past two years. This is probably true. The email urges me to visit OneDrive to ...
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Extracting public key created by an UWP app in KeyCredentialManager

I know of an app that is using https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.security.credentials.keycredentialmanager to generate a key pair (supposedly stored in a TPM), and sequentially uses the ...
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Importing a self-signed certificate into Windows via the Microsoft Management Console

First, I apologize if I mix my terminology up a bit in this post, I'm new to SSL. I've created a CA and used it to self-sign an SSL certificate for a server I connect to. Now I need to import the CA'...
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Did Skype give me a MBR virus? [closed]

So here's the deal, I could never login on my desktop to skype for business. Since I am an microsoft 365 admin, I issued a ticket and waited for someone to call me to help me login. He remotely logged ...
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Microsoft email servers “require remote control of Android device security features”

Just tried to set up my student email address with the default email client on my Android device. The email servers used by the university are outlook.office365.com (incoming) and smtp.office365.com (...
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Windows 7 consent.exe attempting to access the internet

Looking at Firewall logs, I see that consent.exe, which is responsible for the Windows 7 UAC UI, attempts to connect to the internet. I have verified the file is a genuine executable provided by ...
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Office 365 “ForeignRealmIndexLogonInitialAuthUsingADFSFederatedToken”

I've detected a number of illegitimate logins to Office 365 (based on Client IP). In the audit log, the operation is listed as "ForeignRealmIndexLogonInitialAuthUsingADFSFederatedToken." I'm not ...
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Windows Privilege Escalation system shell dies quickly

I have a user restricted shell and I used a host upnpn exploit which gives me root access to nc.exe. I am able to get a shell as SYSTEM but it dies after 30 seconds due to the service being ...
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Curious about Microsoft “Buffer Security Check” implementation

A very quick background to help you answering my questions : Learning IDA Interactive Disassembler, the old free edition (too expensive for a hobbyist) 15 year Linux Sysadmin & DBA experience ...
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How does “Microsoft domain authentication” prevent me from using passwort variants?

I have read Sequential password updates and I am aware of a number of techniques to prevent users from using password variants. My question is, which of these techniques are actually used in user ...
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Is Windows certificate store FIPS 140-2 level 1 certified?

I'm not really aware of FIPS 140-2 requirements, but AFAIK some MS cryptographic libraries are FIPS 140-2 level 1 certified, so here it goes my question: If I do have the following requirement: ...
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Should we use Microsoft security or defender for securing our WAN network [closed]

I would like to understand much about Microsoft Security Essentials or another antivirus which build in or developed by Microsoft. I'm planning to set up the network for my company and use Microsoft ...
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How is my microsoft account compromised?

I have had my Microsoft account ever since Hotmail boomed, and I've had the same super weak six character password up until this year, but it was when one of my google accounts got compromised a few ...
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(Why) does an encrypted MS Office 2010 Spreadsheet (need to) have the password hash “written down”?

To my naive mind, it seems like the encryption of a document with AES should go like this: HumanPassword ---|hash|--> key ---|AES|--> Ciphertext plaintext|--^ And the ...
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SMBRelay Attack - Mount Share instead of Code Execution

Is it possible to execute an SMBRelay attack that mounts a share instead of execute code? The application I am testing uses a non-administrative user but has access to several SMB shares. Only NTLMv2 ...
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Microsoft CryptoAPI FIPS 140-2

My customer asks me to use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic libraries. Currently I have AES 256 encryption using Microsoft CryptoAPI in my application. First I get the provider (HCRYPTPROV) using ...