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Can 2k (or in the spirit of the new year, 2k22) bugs be security risks?

Microsoft Exchange was recently affected by an issue involving the way they stored timestamps (overflow). Could this, and similar bugs, be exploited by an attacker?
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Microsoft site iso download flagged by Defender as hacktool while creating bootable USB through rufus [closed]

Iso of 32 bit Windows 10 professional english version downloaded from Microsoft's website by using chrome's developer tools to spoof a chromeOS signature, so as to avoid using Microsoft's download ...
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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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Does .NET Framework have a bounty program?

The Microsoft .NET Bounty Program states that "Vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework, or any ASP.NET framework running on .NET Framework (Webforms or MVC)" is out of scope. Is .NET Framework ...
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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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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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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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How can a Microsoft "unsuccessful sign-in" trigger a 2FA request?

I was certain I'd find a question asking this, but a search didn't return any results. I have 2FA enabled on my Microsoft account, which requires me to approve all sign-ins using the Microsoft ...
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Using SMIME with Azure Information Protection and OME

As far as I know, SMIME encryption is more user-friendly than AIP, but there is the need to know the recipients public key (well, and even the need for them to have a public key). I would like to ...
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What is Threat Profile is Microsoft addressing with the MSAL URI format?

Applications built for MSAL 1.0 and MSAL 2.0 have a default application URI of MSAL://GUIDHere/AppName This is in contrast with what other IDP's are doing. Can anyone explain the benefits or drawbacks ...
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Avoiding having emails being traced

I am writing a novel and the main character sent anonymous emails using Outlook and a VPN on an iPhone to disclose information about the mafia. Now, the police are investigating it. How can he avoid ...
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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 this Windows local code execution bug also a security vulnerability?

I stumbled on a Windows bug leading to code execution. I believe it should be categorized as a vulnerability but Microsoft does not recognize it as such. I would like to read other opinions. ...
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Is it possible to enumerate Microsoft Access database using sqlmap?

I'm trying to enumerate a Microsoft Access database using sqlmap, in particular I run this command: sqlmap -r http.txt --risk 2 --dump-all Anyway it seems is not retrieving a single information. Am I ...
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Can I be sure a Word document is safe if it doesn't have macros

I am aware that MS Word documents can be potentially dangerous due to the executable macros contained within them. But for a particular document, I have opened the macros and can see there are none. ...
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Non-malicious root causes for multiple failed logon in windows domain

While monitoring SIEM alerts, I saw that there was more than 200 failed logon for a user to several hosts in the domain. Obviously, it was triggered as a brute-force attempt. Assuming it was not an ...
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How do you check if someone faked the last modified date or not? [closed]

I think one of my students faked the modified date of his word file. He's last modified date was exactly the deadline of 13:00:00 (even the seconds are zero). How do i figure this out?? I want to know ...
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Is Microsoft CVE-2020-1045 a credible threat?

Microsoft released CVE-2020-1045 in September 2020. A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in the way Microsoft ASP.NET Core parses encoded cookie names. The ASP.NET Core cookie parser ...
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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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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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Does fingerprint scanning on Microsoft Authenticator increase security?

tl;dr: I have switched phone and operating system: Android 8.0 --> Android 10.0. Phone restored from backup, so all the remaining is the same except for Microsoft Authenticator that now requires ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Restrict Microsoft Network Policy Server (NPS) to only trust client certificates from a given CA?

I'm working on an install of a Microsoft Network Policy Sever (NPS) / RADIUS server for controlling access to corporate Wi-Fi using 802.1x / WPA2-Enterprise - using client certificates for ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there an equivalent of Control Flow Guard for Linux?

Introduced by Microsoft in recent versions of Windows and its compilers, Control Flow Guard is a useful defence in depth measure in the mitigation of return-oriented programming exploits. My question ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 '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 ...