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Bug Hunters have Windows 8 Zeroday Exploit

Bug Hunters have Windows 8 Zeroday Exploit

November 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
French security researcher firm and famous bug hunters at Vupen announced that it had already developed an exploit that could take over a Window 8 machine running Internet Explorer 10, in spite of the many significant security upgrades Microsoft built into the latest version of its operating system. Windows 8 operating system released last week, and now Microsoft itself has not been aware of security vulnerabilities available in release. " We welcome #Windows 8 with various 0Ds combined to pwn all new Win8/IE10 exploit mitigations, " Vupen posted on Twitter . Bekrar's claim follows up on his promise earlier in the month that Vupen would be ready to compromise Windows 8 immediately upon its launch: " Windows 8 will be officially released by MS on Oct 26th, we'll release to customers the 1st exploit for Win8 the same day #CoordinatedPwnage " "T he in-depth technical details of the flaws will be shared with our customers and they can use them to protect their critical infrastruc
Windows website loophole allow anyone to get WIndows 8 in just $14.99

Windows website loophole allow anyone to get WIndows 8 in just $14.99

October 30, 2012Mohit Kumar
Windows 8 launched in 37 languages and 140 worldwide markets, as the tech giant unveiled the new version of its computer operating system. The OS is now available in over 30 certified devices, and a broad selection of local apps are already available in the onboard Windows Store. It is also available for download onto PCs and other devices running previous iterations of Microsoft's Windows OS. Microsoft is currently running a special promotion upto 31st of January 2013, under which you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro Edition for a very small amount. If you have purchased / are going to purchase a Personal Computer which is pre-loaded with genuine version of Windows 7 (any edition), then you are eligible to get Windows 8 Upgrade (Pro Edition) for $14.99 (US Dollar) or £14.99 (British Pounds) or €14,99 (Euros) or INR 699 (Indian Rupees). But because of a flaw in website providing promo code, now anyone is able to get the promo code, using which user can updrade his windows with
Phishing mail offering free version of Windows 8

Phishing mail offering free version of Windows 8

October 29, 2012Mohit Kumar
Image Credit : Sophos Microsoft committed itself a Trustworthy Computing program, each new version of Windows has introduced new security features and significantly improved its security posture, whereas phisher took advantage of this new exclusive release. Sophos noticed a mail pretending to come from " Microsoft Windows 8 Team ", and offering a free version of Windows 8 to victim and if you click the link ..on next page a page hosted on Slovakian web server will ask you to enter your username, password, email address and server domain name. Global phishing attacks increased by 12 percent during the first half of this year compared with the second half of 2011, to 93,462 from 83,083.  Phishing attacks are most common and taking advange of hot cakes is also not new. We recommend readers to delete such mails and Do not click on such link which offer's free stuff like Windows or softwares. Attacks decreased, however, compared with the first half of 2011, when the grou
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