Tag Archives: Windows

PLATINUM hackers bypass Windows Firewall using Intel’s AMT

By | June 11, 2017

Microsoft has discovered a new version of PLATINUM’s file transfer tool. The new tool uses Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) channel for communication. The tool bypasses the operating system. Thus, it renders the firewall useless. However, Windows Defender can apparently detect suspicious uses of the protocol. This is possible through machine learning. It then displays… Read More »

Hackers Already Exploiting the Windows Vulnerability Exposed By Google

By | November 2, 2016

Google recently made public a vulnerability in Windows, 10 days after telling Microsoft. A hacking group linked to Russia, Fancy Bear, is already exploiting the vulnerability. And Microsoft is not amused. Known more widely as Fancy Bear, Microsoft calls the Russian-linked group STRONTIUM. The group has “aggressive, persistent tactics and techniques, and its repeated use of new… Read More »