Research
Windows 10: 5 Years Later
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Windows 10 is five years old this year. In ‘old world’ terms, it would be about time for a brand-new release around summer/autumn time but alas, this is no longer the case with the software-as-a-service model. With this year being such a milestone for Windows 10 and with the end of life of Windows 7 – Microsoft’s most popular OS in recent times, I thought it would be good to take a look back and review Windows 10’s progress these past few years.

First Impressions with Project xCloud Preview
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For the last couple of days I’ve been trying out Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service which is currently in preview. You can sign up to try it out yourself here. To get straight to it, the service has worked well for me. There have been some audio glitches, and in some situations - like scrolling around a world map, compression artifacts are very visible, but none of these issues have persisted.

Bash Bunny Payload: Garfield steals passwords with LaZagne
· β˜• 4 min read
The Bash Bunny is a USB attack platform developed by Hak5 a security research group. It’s aΒ device that looks like a USB memory stick, except it is a small computer running a Debian based Linux OS with a desktop class SSD and a quad core ARM processor. It can be configured to be a HID (Human Interface Device), storage device, serial device and USB based network adaptor in order to carry out automated tasks on a computer.

Elevating Permissions To Disable Windows Defender
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I’ve been developing a new payload for the Bash Bunny using external tools but a lot of them get flagged by Windows Defender - so I turned my attention to disabling Windows Defender and found some interesting information. I wanted to disable Windows Defender temporarily, just enough time to run the attack and then re-enable it. At most it would be disabled for a few seconds - my aim was to leave as few traces as possible.

Bash Bunny Primer
· β˜• 7 min read
The Bash Bunny is a USB attack platform developed by Hak5 a security research group specialising in the development of network/system penetration testing tools and educational content. If you’d like to find out more information, you can find them here: Twitter | YouTube | Hak5.org The Bash Bunny is an excellent pentesting tool. It looks like a chunky USB memory stick, however it’s really a SoC running a quad-core ARM processor running a Debian based Linux OS with a desktop class SSD for storage.