Netstat for Security Professionals

This article was originally posted in 2012, right after my Microsoft TechEd New Zealand session, Updates on screenshots This article is all about NETSTAT command. How it can help you to check the details on your network connections… (Network Statistics). It's used to used to display very detailed information about how your computer is communicating with other computers [...]


History of Windows

Highlights from the first 34 years of Windows 1975–1981: Microsoft boots up Getting started: Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen (left) and Bill Gates It’s the 1970s. At work, we rely on typewriters. If we need to copy a document, we likely use a mimeograph or carbon paper. Few have heard of microcomputers, but two young computer enthusiasts, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, see that personal computing [...]


Announcing the all new Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0

Few of us know what is really happening on our systems when we install new software from new or untrusted sources. This is important because most installation processes require elevated privileges, which can lead to undesired system configuration changes. Knowing what changes have been made is vital to maintaining the security of your system, data, and networks. Identifying those [...]


Windows 10 “God” Mode

I am not sure if you are aware of Windows 7 GOD MODE, I had an article in my old blog, but today I have just noticed that the original blog post which was written in December 2009 is missing, So below are the steps on how can you enable GOD MODE in Windows 10! What is Windows 10 God [...]


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WannaCry Malware (Academic Research)

It's the Birthday of WannaCry, today the nasty Ransomware turns out 2 years old. For that "Special occasion"(!) I want to share the academic research paper which I wrote back then. Still interesting to read I believe 1.     Introduction WannaCry, also known as Wanna Decryptor, is a computer worm that targets devices running on the Windows OS . In a [...]