Didier Stevens

Monday 2 February 2009

CommNet at TechEd Barcedlona 2008

Filed under: Hacking — Didier Stevens @ 12:05

It was surprising to see the CommNet desktops at our disposal at TechEd Barcelona 2008. This time, you were not required anymore to perform a Windows logon to the machine with your attendee account. A generic, limited user account was already logged-on. Every attendee had to use this account.

This is a bad idea. Even a limited user account can be compromised with spyware, as I’ve shown with my Basic Process Manipulation Tool Kit.

cmd.exe was disabled, but this policy is still easy to bypass:

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