Windows 10S – Free new setup option in all future editions

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The Windows 10S mode will be a free selectable option in future WIN10 versions as documented below https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/03/08/windows-10-s-mode-changes.aspx https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020089/windows-10-s-faq Windows 10 in “S mode” soon will be available in all Windows 10 editions, and Microsoft plans to drop a proposed charge for users wanting to switch from S mode. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president for […]

Windows Server 2019 – targeted for late 2018

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Further developments for the new Windows Server 2019 release is noted below: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/03/20/windows-server-2019-arriving-2h-2018.aspx Microsoft indicated that Windows Server 2019 will reach general availability “in the second half of calendar year 2018,” according to an announcement today by Erin Chapple, director of program management for Windows Server. It was perhaps the first official mention by Microsoft […]

PENTEST tools – NMAP v7.70 release

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One of the most comprehensive PENTEST tools has first update for 2018. NMAP 7.70 has been released https://nmap.org/npcap/changelog https://nmap.org/download.html https://nmap.org/npcap/ We’re excited to make our first Nmap release of 2018–version 7.70!  It includes hundreds of new OS and service fingerprints, 9 new NSE scripts (for a total of 588), a much-improved version of our Npcap […]

Malware – Windows IRCbot circulating in the wild

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The ISC highlights a new psexec-based IRCbot circulating in the wild. While the IRC protocol is antiquated and in less use today, this illustrates the need to lock down security in all vectors. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Windows+IRC+Bot+in+the+Wild/23483/ Last weekend, I caught on VirusTotal a trojan disguised as Windows IRC bot. It was detected thanks to my ‘psexec’ hunting […]


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