Friday, January 14, 2011

0 Day Vulnerability in MS Windows | How to prevent compromise

MS has not released a patch for this vulnerability, but here are some steps to protect yourself.

1 - Don't use an account that has admin rights as your primary user account. Have an admin account but only use it to install applications. There is a way to run a exe as another user.

2. Run a fix it if provided. In this case for this vuln, a fix it is provided by MS.

3. Be careful what you open. Social engineering is how a lot of hackers rely on successfully gaining access to peoples systems.

Here is a video displaying this exploit in action:

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