Thursday, March 27, 2008

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition - Powerful FREE protection against malicious virus infections

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Windows XP & Vista Full Take-over Hack with Firewire

A security consultant based in New Zealand has released a tool that can unlock Windows computers in seconds without the need for a password. The utilizing the fire wire port to hacked into a target system.

This Firewire hack seems to be creating a big buzz, from what I’ve read it also works on Vista as for some odd reason the Firewire port gets access to the whole memory space in DMA mode - not just what it needs to function - so you can read from anything stored in memory with the right tools. There is a few ways to secure yourself if you feel this is a threat (Disable the 1394 bus or disable DMA). f you have a Firewire port, disable it when you aren't using it

The security hole is not a vulnerability or bug in the traditional sense, because the ability to use the Firewire port to access a computer's memory was actually a feature of Firewire.

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