Ransomware WannaCry Cyber Attack : A D+10 report

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WannaCry based Ransomware Cyber Attack began on 12 May 2017. It hit hundreds of PCs and Servers running outdated and unpatched version of Microsoft Windows OS. Users who had not installed Microsoft update patch MS 17-010 were mostly vulnerable to this attack. After gaining access to the system, WannaCry encrypted files of the user and … Read more

Ransomware WannaCry Cyber Attack : A brief introduction

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Ransomware WannaCry has hit Windows Computers worldwide. Here is what you need to know about this cyber attack in brief. The attack was launched on 12 May 2017 and within three days it has reached an epidemic proportions with no apparent relief in sight. What is a Ransomware Ransomware is an old concept. It is designed … Read more

BitLocker Drive Encryption

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Windows 10 comes with in built drive encryption called BitLocker Drive Encryption. If your PC is stolen, the files cannot be accessed by simply removing the Hard Disk Drive. This feature is available only in the Professional Version and has to be activated by signing in with an online Microsoft Account. What is BitLocker Drive … Read more

How to hack : A Proof of concept

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No one uses the word HACK anymore these days. Simply asking for the password is easier. Hacking tools ruled the roost, but that was some time back. It was common to find unsecured networks, simple passwords and shaky Windows OS. But recent times security has improved manyfold. Hacking has  become a forgotten word due to … Read more

Use Ohpcrack to recover forgotten Windows passwords

Ophcrack is an evergreen tool to retrieve forgotten Windows OS passwords. As versions of Windows keep improving security, the retrieval of forgotten passwords using Ohpcrack in becoming increasingly difficult. But still Ohpcrack can be used as one of the option to be used to hit paydirt. Download Ohpcrack Ohpcrack can be downloaded for the following … Read more

Belarc Advisor : Your free personal audit tool

Belarc Advisor by Belarc Inc is a free tool to Audit a Windows PC. It provides you with tons of useful info focusing mainly on security audit and hence a useful tool for Cyber Security. It provides with a status of updates, software, network inventory and hardware info.

Before we begin it is important to point out that this tool is free only for personal use. Which means it is prohibited to be used in a corporate, educational, military or government setup, as per the license agreement.

Belarc Advisor can be downloaded from the following URL.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

It comes as an installable package in a single exe file. Belarc Advisor is installed as a program in the Windows PC. You will need Administrator Privileges to install, run and extract useful info from your PC.  It will install a desktop short cut to run the program. It displays the result in your default web browser.

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