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Windows Explorer Canary Tokens are used to trigger "browsing activity" within a specific folder and not system wide. You have put the desktop.ini file on your desktop, which will for sure trigger the alert action. Canary code should look like: [.ShellClassInfo] IconResource=\\%USERNAME%.%COMPUTERNAME%.%USERDOMAIN%.INI.TOKEN.domain.tld\resource.dll try to ...


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Well the problem with this approach is that the injection happens using the WinAPI which is also used by native windows applications. A very common chain that has been out there in the wild for a while now is the following one: OpenProcess -> VirtualAllocEx -> WriteProcessMemory -> CreateRemoteThread and variants. If you notice all of the above ...


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I was wondering about the same thing myself, did some googling around, until found the answer here: BitLocker : Update Volume Master Key and meaning of "keyed" vs "re-keyed" Microsoft's docs Basically, use of intermediate key (VMK between FVEK and KPs) is to allow the change of keys if KPs are compromised without the need of re-...


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Google's Gboard keyboard for Android provides a clipboard feature. It records snippets of recently copied/cut text for future use, which disappear after a timeout of one hour.


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The client is using Active Directory (AD) as a central authentication. As such, there should be no password policy configuration on either Linux or Windows clients. That should go only on the AD. internally, Linux and Windows complexity and timeout settings are different. Kind of agree, if we were talking about local accounts (which we are not). If ...


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All NT-based versions of Windows since 2000 have a feature called Encrypting File System (EFS), although "Home" and similarly low-end editions can't use it. You can look up more information about this feature from Microsoft as well, but here are some relevant ones: Encryption and decryption is transparent; keys are managed by the OS and used automatically ...


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certutil is a built-in program in Windows used to manage certificates. The above command would be decoding the certificate present in the file and install malware. An article illustrating how this could be used.


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I haven't tested this particular scenario, but I would expect that TRIM does NOT wipe small file MFT content. TRIM wipes a deallocated (deleted) file. The MFT is a file. Removal of a small file entry from the MFT deallocates the MFT entry header, marking it as available. The MFT file is not deleted, so TRIM would not run against an entry in the MFT. ...


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Sounds like you need to do a bit more to reduce your attack surface. While you have already done a lot of things to improve your situation which is good, unfortunately you have absolutely no control of your physical network which is generally the source of most hacking attempts. This is compounded even further by the fact that that it is a shared network and ...


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When entering hibernation: Apps and services are notified Drivers are notified User and system state is saved to disk in a compressed format Firmware is notified (Per Microsoft's documenation on system power states.) If an application or rootkit is so designed, it could attempt to hide or clean itself in response to the power state change. There is a ...


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If the process is high-integrity, then you need to be running with either SYSTEM or Administrator privileges. Since your exploit is evidently not providing the necessary privileges, you would need to escalate your privileges first. If you're using a common tool like Metasploit, there may be an escalation plugin that applies to your target. Given the ...


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