Windows Hacking

Windows Hacking

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Author: Ankit Fadia
Publisher: Vikas Publishing
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 94
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125918140

Description

Want to improve the security of your Windows system? Want to customize the look and feel of your Windows system? Want to control all aspects and features of your /Windows System? Windows Hacking throws light on how to tweak the operating system to make the most of all its features, functionality, looks and feel.

The comprehensively researched security tips, tricks and hacks covered in this book shall allow readers to secure Windows better, customize almost all its aspects to suit personal preferences and make it work the extra mile. After reading this book, not only will readers be able to protect their windows system against the most common vulnerabilities, loopholes and threats, but will also be able to play cool tricks to impress their friends. A fun and light read that will also make the reader more aware of Windows related security issues and practices.

Windows Hacking can help you have harmless fun with friends and family. It will also help you guard against malicious attacks. Handle with care and happy hacking!

ANKIT FADIA is a widely recognized, twenty-year old independent compute security internationally best-selling books on numerous topics related to computer security that have been widely appreciated by both professionals and industry leaders the world over. Widely traveled, Fadia provides customized cyber security training and consulting solutions to an impressive list of clients all across North America, Asia, Australia, and he Middle East. Fedia also handles the Asia operations of a classified intelligence agency.

In November 2001, Fadia was consulted by a classified intelligence agency for breaking an encrypted message sent by one of Osama Bin Laden’s men. Recently Fadia started his won computer security consulting, training and publishing company in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with operations all across the Asia Pacific region. For his outstanding contributions in the field of computer security globally, Fadia has been honoured with numerous international awards and is also regularly invited by BBC Radio World News, London, UK, to share the latest updates on computer security.

Contents

PREFACE

PASSWORDS
Introduction
Protecting user privacy at logon prompts
Improving password Security settings
Configuring a minimum Windows logon password length
Choosing a strong password
Preventing Windows logon password caching
Preventing Internet Explorer password caching
Customizing the password prompt welcome message
Customizing the password prompt title
Allowing shut down from the password prompt
Displayi8ng a customized banner each time Windows boots
Requiring Ctrl+Alt+Delete to be pressed before login
Bypassing the Windows screensaver password Part I
Bypassing the Windows screensaver password Part II
Disabling the Windows screensaver
Forcing re-login at the screensaver password prompt
Disabling the Cancel button in the password prompt
Disabling the Change password option
Cracking all Windows passwords

THE LOOK AND FEEL
Introduction
Customizing the startup and shutdown screens
Blocking Windows hotkeys
Disabling right click on the desktop
Disabling right click on the stat button
Customizing the Start button right click context menu
Disabling the Start button and the Windows menu bar
Locking the toolbars
Disabling the New menu item
Preventing users from shutting down
Preventing users form logging off
Forcing logoff on the Start menu
Allowing quick reboot
Preventing users form using the Windows update option
Preventing certain applications from running
Disabling user customization
Exiting widows quickly
Customizing folder icons
Blocking access to specific drives
Locking the Windows registry
Deleting special folders from the desktop
Blocking changes to special folder locations
Locking floppy drives
Adding context menu items to folders
Putting restriction on everything in windows
Editing Windows through Explorer.exe
Customizing the Add/Remove Programs page (Control Panel)
Blocking automatic start up of programs
Preventing specific applications form running automatically
Customizing the MSN Messenger warning message
Customizing the MSN Messenger background image
Putting restrictions on MSN Messenger
Disabling MSN Messenger
Simulating a desktop earthquake

APPENDIX-SECURITY CHECKLISTS
Checklist for choosing a strong password
Checklist for securing a home computer (basic)