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Product Review: PDF Watermark Remover

PDF Watermark Remover: Removes Digital Images, Stamps, Graphics, Logo

Watermarks are the digital signatures that approve that the document is the property of an organization, a person or any legal authority. Sometimes, it requires removing watermarks from the documents due to personal or professional choices. For this, PDF Watermark Remover is available as a commercial solution and its functionality and features are elaborated in the upcoming sections.

 

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Penetration testing tool for domain controllers

Smbexec is a tool that you can use for penetration testing domain controllers; the program allows running post exploitation for domain accounts and expanding the access to targeted network. This gives pentesters full access without any privilege requirement.

Latest release includes improvements so it runs faster and there are more options in configuration and a module that support file search. Using smbexec allows easily going through all machines on the network and collecting the necessary information such as the UAC configuration or other system settings beside where the domain administrators’ credentials are in use.

Read more here – http://www.sectechno.com/2014/03/30/smbexec-rapid-post-exploitation-tool/

Tails Operating System

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux

Read more here – https://tails.boum.org/index.en.html

Recovering a user local profile flagged as ‘backup’

At times strange things happen with user local profiles on both Windows Servers and client systems such as, when a user local profile unexpectedly turns to a backup status and freezes in that state. When you check the profile status through the Control Panel you will see that it is flagged as backup after you log on with a temporary profile.

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Google’s Project Shield

Project Shield is an initiative launched by Google Ideas to use Google’s own Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation technology to protect free infrastructure online. The service allows other websites to serve their content through Google’s infrastructure without having to move their hosting location.

Read more here – http://projectshield.withgoogle.com/

Security Guidelines for Windows 7 and Windows 8

The security guidance published by the UK government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG), is applicable to devices running Enterprise versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8, acting as client operating systems, which include BitLocker Drive Encryption, AppLocker and Windows VPN features. The UK government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG) advises organisations on how to protect their information and information systems against today’s threats.

The Windows 8 Secure Boot process alerts a user when an attempt to subvert the security controls has taken place. It is important that users know how to identify and respond to this alert.

Read more here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/end-user-devices-security-guidance-windows-7-and-windows-8/end-user-devices-security-guidance-windows-7-and-windows-8

Windows Phone 7 Application Security Survey

A survey by Andy Grant investigated the practices of major app developers with regard to data storage on Windows Phone 7. As more people use mobile devices for sensitive tasks such as, online banking and password storage, the data stored on the device increases in value. With each new mobile platform there are more opportunities for a mobile application developer to store data in an insecure manner.

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Malware Prevention and Handling Guide

This publication provides recommendations for improving an organization’s malware incident prevention measures and handling for Desktops and Laptops. It also gives extensive recommendations for enhancing an organization’s existing incident response capability so that it is better prepared to handle malware incidents, particularly widespread ones.

Download the complete guide from here – http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-83r1.pdf