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Is it safe to open word document sent in email in LibreOffice

It's not safe to open doc emails attachements in Microsoft Office, because of evil macros. Is it safe to open same file in Libre office or does it also execute macros?
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Is the MSWord password protection vulnerable?

When encrypting MSWord documents within the Word 2016 app (most recent file format .docx) what encryption algorithm is used? Have any vulnerabilities been found thus far? Has it been audited? Edit: ...
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Anniversary Update with Bitlocker Reboot without Encryption Key

I have Windows 10 Professional installed and have avoided the Anniversary Update until yesterday. The computer installed the update despite my best efforts to stop it. But that is a different ...
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Key usage not applied using Microsoft CA

I'm a bit of a newbie to Certificate signing, so please forgive any stupid questions I might have. I have a CSR, when I decode the CSR it cleary request the following key usages: Requested ...
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Microsoft is spying me. What can I do?

I was getting into my Windows 10 configuration and I saw a lot of options which are sending data to Microsoft. Telemetries, tracking, statistics... even sharing Windows updates on my PC to other users!...
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Is there a RCE PoC for the CVE-2012-0002/MS12-020?

I've recently looked a bit into the MS vulnerability CVE-2012-0002/MS12-020, released in 2012. In March 2012, Symantec posted a screenshot of a supposedly RCE PoC for the vulnerability, but today I ...
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How to exploit a file upload to an IIS 5.1 [closed]

I found the following services in a testing environment: 21/tcp open ftp Microsoft ftpd 80/tcp open http Microsoft IIS httpd 5.1 The FTP server allows anonymous logins and ...
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Microsoft IIS 7.5 from Time Based SQLi DBA to shell

I am dealing with a time-based SQLi in a Microsoft IIS 7.5 Server and I want to upload a shell. My approach is to get the internal application path, and then, try to upload a file with sqlmap --file-...
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KeePass Vs OneNote

In my personal life, I use KeePassX to generate/store all my passwords. I have seen some people use a password protected OneNote section. Does the password protected OneNote section provide a ...
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This is a working SQL-injection. What could the server side query string look like?

This question is about a small detail in a larger school assignment. I have been struggling with this little problem for too long. ABCTF arranged a Capture-the-Flag competition which was held earlier ...
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Why Microsoft leaves known security flaws?

There is very well known security flaw in microsoft windows. That you simle boot a linux OS from flash drive e.g Kali Linux. And just replace a cmd file with sethc file and you can prompt cmd with ...
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Can Google Docs be used to “sanitize” a Word or Excel document?

Sometimes I have to download some Word or Excel documents from uncredible sites. I need not only to read but also to edit them. I heard that the Microsoft Office suite is a very popular attack vector. ...
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Microsoft account comprimised and someone did automatic sync and wondering if emails downloaded?

I have a Microsoft account and today I got a Security alert saying "We think that someone else might have accessed your account" and had to change my password. When I checked my account activity it ...
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I ran netstat and one thing that came up was MSN bingbot, does that mean my computer is being used as part of a Microsoft botnet?

I ran netstat on my computer, and one thing that came up was msnbot-65-52-108-216. I did some research and what came up was that it's from an IP originating in Redmond, Washington and that it's likely ...
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What are the security risks of using downloadable email vs. remote/online email?

The organization at which I work wants us to download our e-mails rather than use a remote/online service like gmail. I have argued that this is less secure because downloading the e-mails brings the ...
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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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Has any exploit leveraged a Video Driver flaw in WebGL?

Microsoft delayed support for WebGL due to the fact Javascript could exploit driver weaknesses. In the years that have past, in WebGL's adoption, are there any exploits of WebGL that supports their ...
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Does MS16-087 imply Windows 7 computer vulnerable from Internet?

I just read the MS16-087 security bulletin and the articles by Vectra (who apparently discovered the vulnerability). As I understand it, MS Point and Print offered a delivery of print drivers from a ...
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What does Microsoft mean by “Trusted Domain” in relation to Kerberos?

In the Microsoft documentation about using Kerberos, it is stated that: Both the server and the client computers must be members of the same Windows domain or members of trusted domains. If this ...
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Microsoft support asking me for my phone IMEI?

I just contacted Microsoft support on my Lumia phone via the preinstalled "Contact Support" app, about an issue of the language of comments on apps in the Store being in the wrong language (different ...
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How secure is Windows 10 account control?

I have a Microsoft account in my machine (Admin). I set a guest account (Standard) for a friend so he can play games. Is there any way he could access my files/folders info? I mean, get data, view ...
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Microsoft IP Blocked by my fail2ban

Yesterday at 3AM our Fail2ban blocked an IP, not tremendously uncommon, however it appears to relate back to a Microsoft address. This could perhaps be an Azure server being used for the abuse. My ...
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Is Bitlocker trustworthy?

My question isn't about whether or not the encryption on Bitlocker works, but whether or not there has been any security audits about potential backdoors Microsoft may have installed. I don't have a ...
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How difficult is it to brute-force Windows EFS encryption?

With EFS I have C:\$USER\ encrypted so all files owned and used by said user are encrypted. If this laptop is stolen, am I correct that they could pull the microsoft user password hashes, crack them,...
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What is Badlock and how does it work?

A while back there was an announcement for the disclosure of a security vulnerability named "Badlock" - including this fancy name and a logo. The disclosure date was today and I was surprised (and ...
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Since when can't any program get MS-DOS and MS-Windows admin rights?

I'm certain that I read that in the 80s with 8-bit Intel processorn, any DOS program that was run with MS-DOS was run in administrative mode and could do anything that any C program could do. Now I'm ...
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Is It OK If a Server Does Not Verify a Certificate?

I am currently learning a LOT about Azure, Azure Active Directory, and Azure Key Vault (AKV). To start with, please see this article: In particular, I am interested in this statement: When ...
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What personal information, if any, can be gleaned from a Microsoft APPCRASH problem signature?

I am trying to debug an "APPCRASH" problem event for a program running on Microsoft Windows 7. When this happens a problem signature is presented, like this example from SuperUser: Problem Event ...
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Different Microsoft-signed excecutables have apparently the same signature!

On Windows 10 systems, I found two versions of bootsect.exe (a Microsoft-supplied utility that writes disk boot sector) with different hashes (SHA-1 9b7463c79460a55a36b53bee0889f894b2379ec3 for one ...
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Securing online SQL database and server [closed]

I am trying to build a big project but lack the knowledge of security of servers and SQL. So, please help me by telling what necessary steps should i take. Block all remote access :- I have heard ...
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A seemingly innocent program is attempting to connect online. Should I be worried?

OS: Windows 10 64-bit updated, usually used for development and Steam-CSGO. Straight to the point: Solitaire just tried to connect to the internet. Details: After tightening my firewall rules after ...
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Microsoft and SHA-1 deprecating on Windows 7

Microsoft states: Effective January 1, 2016, Windows (version 7 and higher) and Windows Server will no longer trust any code that is signed with a SHA-1 code signing certificate and that ...
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What information can Adobe Reader and MS Word send over the internet when a document is opened? [duplicate]

I was reading the warnings with Tor and was curious about this one inparticular: Don't open documents downloaded through Tor while online The Tor Browser will warn you before automatically ...
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Is Microsoft trying to brush the Diagnostics Tracking Service under the rug?

I was working my way through disabling all of the spyware Microsoft has put into Windows 7 when I came across this Google result: "Sep 11, 2015 - Describes an update that enables the Diagnostics ...
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Where should I report http500 bug in bing.com? [closed]

I found a way to easily get HTTP 500 Internal Server Error directly from https://bing.com/ site with proper query. It seems to be 100% reproducible. Should I report it? Where? I found site for ...

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