Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Great Vista hack... Somebody call Mr. Bitlocker!

We've seen hacks like this before, no doubt about it - but it's a really nice trick which you gotta love (and hate) - check it out here!

So, basically this hack requires PHYSICAL ACCESS to the harddrive, using BackTrack (or some other boot utility capable of reading/writing NTFS) the file Utilman.Exe in \Windows\System32 is replaced with Cmd.exe - after a reboot, at the logon screen, if Utilman is called (by hitting Win-key + U) you'll get a nice command prompt running under SYSTEM credentials - pretty powerfull... From there the only limit is your imagination!

Yes, Bitlocker protects us from attacks like these - so somebody please call Mr. Bitlocker!