Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks by Rob KrausSeven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks by Rob Kraus

Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks

byRob Kraus, Brian Barber, Mike Borkin

Paperback | March 17, 2010

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Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacksexplores some of the deadliest attacks made against Microsoft software and networks and how these attacks can impact the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the most closely guarded company secrets. If you need to keep up with the latest hacks, attacks, and exploits effecting Microsoft products, this book is for you. It pinpoints the most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to Microsoft applications, laying out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend against these vicious hacks with step-by-step instruction and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable.

The book consists of seven chapters that cover the seven deadliest attacks against Microsoft software and networks: attacks against Windows passwords; escalation attacks; stored procedure attacks; mail service attacks; client-side ActiveX and macro attacks; Web service attacks; and multi-tier attacks. Each chapter provides an overview of a single Microsoft software product, how it is used, and some of the core functionality behind the software. Furthermore, each chapter explores the anatomy of attacks against the software, the dangers of an attack, and possible defenses to help prevent the attacks described in the scenarios.

This book will be a valuable resource for those responsible for oversight of network security for either small or large organizations. It will also benefit those interested in learning the details behind attacks against Microsoft infrastructure, products, and services; and how to defend against them. Network administrators and integrators will find value in learning how attacks can be executed, and transfer knowledge gained from this book into improving existing deployment and integration practices.



  1. Windows Operating System-Password Attacks
  2. Active Directory-Escalation of Privilege
  3. SQL Server-Stored Procedure Attacks
  4. Exchange Server-Mail Service Attacks
  5. Office-Macros and ActiveX
  6. Internet Information Serives(IIS)-Web Serive Attacks
  7. SharePoint-Multi-tier Attacks
Rob Kraus (CISSP, C|EH, MCSE) is a Senior Security Consultant for Solutionary, Inc. Rob is responsible for organizing customer requirements, on-site project management and client support while ensuring quality and timeliness of Solutionary's products and services.Rob was previously a Remote Security Services Supervisor with Digital Def...
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Title:Seven Deadliest Microsoft AttacksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 17, 2010Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597495514

ISBN - 13:9781597495516

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. Windows Operating System Password Attacks Chapter 2. Active Directory Escalation of Privilege Chapter 3. SQL Server Stored Procedure Attacks Chapter 4. Exchange Server Mail Service Attacks Chapter 5. Office Macros and ActiveX Chapter 6. Internet Information Services Web Service Attacks Chapter 7. SharePoint Multi-tier Attacks

Editorial Reviews

"Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks brings to light easily exploitable yet commonly overlooked vulnerabilities of Microsoft systems. The real-world examples used help reinforce the magnitude of these attacks, all while depicting the simplicity of the attack itself. The authors end on a good note with steps to avoid becoming a victim and insight on industry trends."--Aaron Beauregard, IT Systems and Security Manager, Mueller Services, Inc. "The text is peppered with warnings, notes, recommendations and so-called 'Epic Fail' text boxes that illustrate some of the typical mistakes made when working with that particular software...The bok and the chapters are short, but long enough to give a good overview of today's most common attacks targeting some of the most popular Microsoft products."--Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security