This is what happens with the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS.exe) process.
Import Matthew Graeber’s Out-Minidump.ps1 from Github. Peruse the code by clicking the link so you get a basic understanding about what it does.
The first thing you should do is analyze the PS1 file in it works. After you get an idea about what happening, right click the link, choose Save link as from the context menu and make sure you save it with the PS1 File (.ps1) file extension. Okay, now we need to import the script into Powershell so we can do our memory dump dance.
Your password must be strong so that it can’t be easily brute forced and memorable so you don’t compromise your password by writing it down.
But what’s the point of using a convoluted password when a determined hacker can bypass these security methods through unconventional means?
El Reg understands that the key part of that mostly non-answer is the language about “how we respond to customer reports of inappropriate public content,” as Microsoft’s intention is to give netizens a way to complain about nasty behaviour by other Redmond subscribers.
Microsoft told The Register it does not listen to Skype conversations, which is good to know.A Redmond spokesperson sent us the following answer: We are committed to providing our customers with safe and secure experiences while using our services.The recent changes to the Microsoft Service Agreement’s Code of Conduct provide transparency on how we respond to customer reports of inappropriate public content.The fact that the password is encrypted doesn’t really mean anything when you realize it’s implementation depends on two basic Win32 functions: There’s a hole in the implementation that makes it easy for someone to steal the encrypted passwords from memory and use the Lsa Unprotect Memory function to decrypt and display the password in plaintext. The blog is in French but it’s pretty obvious where the binary lives.The disquieting part is the entire exploit took me less than 5 minutes to pull off. Download, extract and execute the file: Now we need to use Power Shell to dump the contents of memory related to – but we can’t do that because Windows has no default Cmdlet for pulling this off. After downing a few beers you race to the bathroom and your nefarious friend immediately jumps into the drivers seat of your computer.And since people typically use the same password for everything (According to Sophos, 55% to be exact), your duplicitous “friend” now has the keys to multiple kingdoms.Just right click the Desktop, choose Personalize and in the Finally, leaving your antivirus software running would have slowed down the attacker.Of course, if your box is unlocked there’s nothing stopping your assailant from disabling Windows Defender and working around your little registry hack. However, we cannot monitor the entire Services and make no attempt to do so.There’s some sense behind the new rules, because the roster also includes things like Xbox Live, which has chat features that are used by morons to bully and harass fellow gamers.