Questions tagged [privilege-escalation]

Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access throughout the environment

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Protecting local admin password against 3rd party software

I'm using a standard user account and then run whatever as administrator so that I type in administrator password... I wonder if potentially undetected malicious software such as a trojan is able to ...
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Would siloing passwords into their own locked down schema improve security?

First off, I don't know how hackers get at an entire password table and steal them. I don't know if the owners of the website are to blame or what, but I am wondering if it involves logging into the ...
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Why Apache runs as unprivileged user?

Apache Web server as a security measure relinquishes its system privileges and runs as a normal unprivileged user before accepting clients over a networks. My Question is How this measure prevents or ...
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Keyboard firmware hack - Linux vulnerable?

I see that Apple patched OS X to mitigate against K. Chen's famous Apple keyboard firmware hack. However: Apple keyboards can be used with computers running other operating systems; and in any case, ...
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Creating a domain admin account from NT\System access

So I've popped a shell on a primary domain controller (PDC) which has NT\SYSTEM permissions on the box. I've created a local admin user account using the following commands: net user myname myc0mpl3x ...

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