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On my reading list: Windows Console and PTY

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/10/25

With the rise of *nix tools and infrastructure on Windows (including, but certainly not limited to Visual Studio Code and Windows Subsystem for Linux), I need to get acquainted to the new ways these interface to the Windows Console.

Since Windows Console is from the (now obsolete) UCS-2 days, so it is not even fully Unicode aware, and has trouble with UTF-8, UTF-16.

So here are some links for my reading list:


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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, CommandLine, ConPTY, Console (command prompt window), Development, Linux, Power User, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Development, Windows Terminal, WSL Windows Subsystem for Linux | Leave a Comment »

I had some Windows ATOM issues before, but this beats them easily

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/10/19

I’ve had some issues with Windows ATOM tables filling up, but nothing like this security bypass:

A new Windows code injection technique, atombombing, which bypasses current security solutions.

Source: AtomBombing: Brand New Code Injection for Windows – Breaking Malware [WayBack] with source code at BreakingMalwareResearch/atom-bombing: Brand New Code Injection for Windows

Note that since writing the first draft, the above AtomBombing article moved via Wayback: to [Wayback/] AtomBombing – A Brand New Code Injection Technique for Windows | FortiGuard Labs.

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Posted in Development, Power User, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Development, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

Making SMB Accessible with NTLMquic – TrustedSec

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/08/30

For my link archive: [Wayback/Archive] Making SMB Accessible with NTLMquic – TrustedSec

Via [Wayback/Archive] Florian Hansemann on Twitter: “”Making SMB Accessible with NTLMquic” #pentest #redteam #infosec”

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Posted in Development, Power User, Red team, Security, Software Development, Windows, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

Missing a KB article? Try the Microsoft KB Archive – BetaArchive Wiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/07/21

Over the last years, Microsoft has been retiring a lot of KB articles that in some situations can be of great value, not just when using legacy systems: sometimes they are the only source of accurate information on current systems as well.

I was glad to find that many of the retired articles made it to the [Wayback/] Microsoft KB Archive – BetaArchive Wiki.

From that page:

Microsoft KB Archive

This is a new part of the wiki – an archive of all Microsoft KB articles (currently with >210000 articles). And perhaps the only archive where you can help make it better and more complete!

See A guide to mass-adding files for a guide on how this was done. This could also be adapted for other situations as well.

Click here to view the forum announcement for this archive. We particularly thank 3155GGfd for allowing us to import his massive collection into the archive.

Important: The copyright requirements for this section are different from the rest of the wiki. Please read the wiki guidelines; this part of the wiki is NOT released under a free licence and reproduction is NOT allowed without prior permission from a moderator or administrator. The main reason is that these articles are technically owned by Microsoft, unlike the rest of the wiki (where the articles are by the individual contributors).

And from [Wayback/] Introducing the Microsoft KB Archive – BetaArchive:

Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:25 pm

BetaArchive now has a new section – the Microsoft KB Archive. The aim of this section is to provide a database of old KB articles that Microsoft has since taken down. It’s available now at the wiki: Microsoft KB Archive.

There are currently more than 215000 KB articles in the wiki, covering all kinds of help articles from DOS to Excel 2000 to more, with some being over 32 years old! Nearly all inter-article links and many images have been preserved, so you can seamlessly jump to a KB article that is linked from another one, and images appear as expected. You can always use the wiki search interface to look for a specific KB article or content.


Posted in Development, Power User, Software Development, Windows, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

Unicode symbols in a batch file – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/30

Even with a batch file saved as UTF-8 (with or without BOM), by default it does not show most non-ASCII Unicode characters.

The reason is that the default codepage usually is an ANSI one like codepage 437.

Thanks [Wayback] niutech for answering [Wayback/] Unicode symbols in a batch file – Stack Overflow:

You can manually set the codepage to UTF-8 by typing chcp 65001 at the top of your batch file.

Codepage 65001 is Windows speak for the UTF-8 code page. I have some more blog entries mentioning codepage 65001.

An example where I needed this was to show how to address the localghost from a batch file (see The spookback localghost address to resolve 👻). This was the resulting UTF-8 saved batch file:

chcp 65001
ping 👻
ping xn--9q8h

For single-byte non-ASCII characters, you can usually get away with setting the encoding of your batch file to your default code page as mentioned in [Wayback/] cmd – Using box-drawing Unicode characters in batch files – Stack Overflow.


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