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New Windows Attack Turns Evil Maid into Malicious Butler

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Aug
2016
New Windows Attack Turns Evil Maid into Malicious Butler

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Researchers at Microsoft have demonstrated that a Windows vulnerability previously believed to be exploitable only in physical access scenarios can also be launched remotely, which could make it a tempting target for advanced persistent threat actors.

Last year at the Black Hat conference in Europe, researcher Ian Haken disclosed a flaw that can be leveraged to bypass local Windows authentication and defeat BitLocker full disk encryption.

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