Protecting against EFS based attacks

Thursday, 7 September 2006, 12:41 PM EST

Encrypting File System (EFS) is integrated in Microsoft’s Windows platform since Windows 2000. Additionally, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2005 Media Center operating systems also support it. EFS uses public key cryptography that makes use of a user’s account login and password pair to encrypt a private key. The private key is used to encrypt the original data (files or folders). Encrypting any files or folders, in the supported operating systems, is a trivial task and can be done in many ways.

At Avert Labs.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Oct 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //