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Registry Hacking against sysprep errors

NOTE: This article is meant for system administrators only. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR REGISTRY if you administer your PRIVATE PC!

mx_microsoft_borderIf you want to create images and execute Sysprep, sometimes it can happen that the following error message is displayed when the computer was restarted:

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation can not proceed. To install windows click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.

After restarting the computer an error message appears every time you restart the system, that prevents Windows from starting properly. But you’ve already prepared the system for the image creation so you don’t want to reinstall the system.

In this article I will show you how to save your image, without reinstalling the system. (more…)

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Hacking Video Tutorial: Exploiting the Heap

mx_security_borderWhen it comes to buffer overflow, most people talk about an overrun in the stack segment. But what about the heap?
You rarely find documentation how a heap overflow is triggered and how you can exploit it.

Buffer Overflow is the consequence of a vulnerability in computer software. It is used by attackers to overwrite memory bounds, to crash the code and even to inject malicious code – the so called payload.

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Hacking Video Tutorial: Stack Buffer Overflow

mx_security_borderBuffer Overflow is the consequence of a vulnerability in computer software. It is used by attackers to overwrite memory bounds, to crash the code and even to inject malicious code – the so called payload.

In this video tutorial I’m reverse engineering my demo code with Immunity Debugger to show you how memory is processed in the stack.

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Offtopic: Fixing Magic Duels two-headed Giant-Mode

Joining-Problem while playing two-headed Giant Match

mx_offtopic_borderI was trying to play Magic Duels with a friend via steam on the internet. When we tried to play a two-headed Giant Match and invited each other we could not join the game. The hosting player did only see “Waiting for players to join the game” and the other player “Joining game“. Nothing happened.

Sometimes if the host quit, the other player received the message “Unable to join game, as that session is full or no longer available“, sometimes there was no other message than “Joining game” for the joining player and we had to quit the game via task manager.

When Magic was not launched and one of us was invited to play and clicked “Join game”, Magic started and the player received the message “Network error occurred“.

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