Friday August 05, 2016

Windows Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Username And Password

This 20 year old Windows flaw is causing headaches for Microsoft again. Obviously not enough of a headache to actually fix the flaw, but a headache none the less.

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But now a new proof-of-exploit shows just how easy it is to steal someone's credentials. The flaw is widely known, and it's said to be almost 20 years old. It was allegedly found in 1997 by Aaron Spangler and was most recently resurfaced by researchers in 2015 at Black Hat, an annual security and hacking conference in Las Vegas.