Hacks and Incidents

Bypassing Windows Security by modifying 1 Bit Only

Bypassing Windows Security by modifying 1 Bit Only: Among several vulnerabilities, Microsoft on Tuesday patched a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to bypass security measures on all versions of Windows operating systems from XP to Windows 10, just by modifying a single bit.

The local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2015-0057) could give attackers total control of the victims’ machines, explains Udi Yavo, the chief technology officer at the security firm enSilo.”A threat actor that gains access to a Windows machine can exploit this vulnerability to bypass all Windows security measures, defeating mitigation measures such as sandboxing, kernel segregation and memory randomization,” said Yavo.