Technical Tuesday – 18 October 2011 – Hacking Windows 7 by Jesse Varsalone

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Conventional Wisdom says that if you forget your Window’s Password, it is time to reinstall your operating system. Things like a Windows Password are little barrier to hackers. During this demonstration, you see how a hacker is able to break into Microsoft operating systems like Windows 7 with very little effort. Physical Attacks like the one demonstrated by the presenter can also be leveraged against systems with Smart Card or Fingerprint readers. This presentation also discusses methods that can be used to secure your system against physical attacks. End users can use encryption software, such as TrueCrypt and  BitLocker, to protect their systems against Physical Attacks by hackers.

Presented by: Jesse Varsalone

Jesse Varsalone has been teaching for 18 years. He taught at the Johns Hopkins Computer Career Institute, and the UMBC/Towson Computer Training Centers. For the last 5 years, he was an Intrusions instructor training people working for the government. He has several industry computer certifications including A+, Net+, iNet+, Linux+, CTT+, Server+, CISSP, MCSE 2000,2003,2008, MCT, CEH, Oracle 8i/9i DBA, CIW, and a few others. He has contributed to a number of publications, including  Defense against the Black Arts: How Hackers Do What They Do and How to Protect against It (CRC Press).

Video Link:

View the presentation at Jesse Varsalone video.