Security Issue in Windows leaks Login Data

Discussion in 'News' started by PP Frank, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. PP Frank

    PP Frank Staff Member

    An issue in all Windows systems might leak the user’s Windows login and password information. This is especially critical if the user is using a Microsoft account because this is linked to a number of other services the user may be using. Among them are:

    • Microsoft OneDrive (cloud storage)
    • Microsoft Outlook (email account)
    • Skype account (if signed up with a Microsoft account)
    • Xbox Live network
    • Microsoft Office
    • MSN account (Instant Messaging)
    • Windows Mobile account (access to mobile phone)
    • Microsoft Bing account (access to search history)

    Basically this attack can compromise any service the user signed up with his Microsoft acccount. If the computer is set up to allow remote logins, this also allows remote code execution.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 5, 2016
  2. bimbo

    bimbo Member

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    anajames Member

    Does it also effects Windows 10 operating systems?
  4. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    Yes, but only when using Edge.
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    anajames Member

    So how do i stay safe with using edge then?
  6. MixMaster

    MixMaster Member

    Microsoft recommends to use the firewall to block SMB traffic from leaving your network.
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    anajames Member

    Any specific configuration i have to do on my system?
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    anajames Member

  9. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

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