Vista Gets Stuck During File Copy

יום שבת, ינואר 24, 2009

Ok, so this isn’t a new topic. It’s been around for quite a while but I have never encountered it, so now that I have- it’s time for a post about it. I have installed a new PC (Windows Vista 64bit) and connected it to my home network using a wireless NIC (Realtek RTL8168B/8111b). The wireless router I use is an Edimax BR-6215SRg. The same network has several other PCs connected to it wirelessly and one PC that is wired. When copying files to/from the...
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BitLocker and Safe Mode

יום שבת, נובמבר 15, 2008

<Rant> This one is kind of a gotcha that has caught me by surprise. If you use BitLocker with a TPM that is PIN protected you can’t log into Safe Mode unless you go into recovery mode. Personally I found this very surprising to say the least. I honestly can’t say that this sounds logical to me, if you can provide the PIN protecting the TPM I can’t see why you shouldn’t be able to access Safe Mode. You are...
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Service Pack 2 season

יום שבת, אוקטובר 25, 2008

Service Pack 2 beta(for TAP clients) has been announced for both Windows Vista and Windows 2008: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2008/10/24/windows-server-2008-service-pack-2-beta.aspx http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2008/10/24/windows-vista-service-pack-2-beta.aspx
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DEP and ASLR in Vista circumvented?

יום שבת, אוגוסט 9, 2008

Two researchers claim to have found a way to circumvent both Data Execution Protection (DEP) and Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). These techniques are meant to protect the way information is stored in RAM, ASLR is relatively new and it randomizes the way that DLLs are loaded on startup dealing a sever blow to anyone that would try to estimate which space in RAM a worm would need to overwrite during a buffer overflow attack. The researchers (Mark Dowd...
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Book Review – Administering Windows Vista Security ,The Big Surprises

יום שישי, אוגוסט 8, 2008

Haven’t managed to go through a book from cover to back in a long time. Well, the draught has been broken. I picked up “Administering Windows Vista Security The big surprises” (known henceforth as ‘the book’) and just finished reading it cover to back. Summing it up:One of the better technical books I read in a long time. The book covers security issues related to Windows Vista with the correct balance of theory and practice, while the authors (Mark Minasi, Byron Hynes...
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Moving fast on Mojave

יום שבת, יולי 26, 2008

It seems that this whole Mojave project is moving very fast. A website popped up saying that the results will be posted next Tuesday (27th of July). As I mentioned in my post yesterday, the expressions are going to be priceless(at least I hope): http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/
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User Account Control (UAC) timeout

About an year ago, I wrote a relatively long and detailed post about UAC. One thing I failed to mention is what happens once an application that you have started requires acknowledgment yet the request is ignored. UAC has a timeout of two minutes. If no acknowledgment is received within those two minutes, the action fails silently (same as if you would have declined). The only thing that bugs me here is that you have no notification/logging of what just happened. If you were away...
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The empire strikes back (or project Mojave)

יום שישי, יולי 25, 2008

In the last few weeks it seems that Microsoft is on the warpath. Microsoft feels that it has a bad image and it would like to change that. One of the major contributors to this image is Windows Vista. Windows Vista is perceived as a problematic OS (to say the least). Even though SP1 has fixed some of the bad reputation that Vista received it is still perceived as a bad OS. In my opinion this belief has no foundation, I have been...
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Slipstreaming IE 8 into Windows Vista

יום שבת, יולי 5, 2008

WIM images provide huge amounts of flexibility. Personally, I was very disappointed to find out that SP1 could have not been slipstreamed into Vista. After a long wait we can finally feel that it has been a worthwhile wait. IE8 (at Beta1) can be slipstreamed into WIM images! Matt Hester, shot a short video describing the whole process. The video can be found at the following link.
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BitLocker Repair Tool

יום שבת, מאי 3, 2008

If you have been following my blog you know that I have a series of posts about BitLocker. The third part is still missing in action, but a new tool from Microsoft will be sure to make a guest appearance in that post: BitLocker Repair Tool. This tool helps access data encrypted with BitLocker if the hard disk has been physically damaged. This tool attempts to reconstruct critical data from the drive and salvage any recoverable data. To decrypt...
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