Windows 7 Firewire Attacks and defense trick

By @ibtimes on

Security Research Lab on Thursday said Microsoft’s Windows 7 release is prone to Firewire-based physical security attack such as Cold Boot Attacks derived from Windows Vista.

Hackers could steal and gain access to the data via a firewire-based physical security attack, according to the paper.

“I was successfully able to bypass the Windows 7 RTM authentication code and logon with any password.”
It can also bypass Windows Encrypted File System (EFS), if a user is logged on and the system is running or in standby mode.

However, as a result, researchers had developed a software program against the Firewire-based physical security attack on Windows systems discuss here.

More on the web:

http://www.net-security.org/dl/articles/windows7_firewire_physical_attacks.pdf
http://www.securityresearch.at/publications/windows_firewire_blocker.pdf

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