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Old 06-11-2015, 09:53 PM   #1
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I read on this article http://www.sans.org/reading-room/whi...ed-library-468. Under confendital it says that hackers could gain access to hidden shares that weren't meant to be shared. It says hackers could figure out what operating system you have and gain access to hidden files. How would a hacker determine the operating system and what files could they access
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A hacker can easily identify your OS, and easily gain access to any files on it unless the PC is in a state-of-the-art safe, disconnected from the network, with 24/7 armed guard.

Hope this answers your question.
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If somebody wants it bad enough they could easily get into said safe and past said armed guard

Long story short every OS is vulnerable in some way or another, which is why there are constant security hotfixes on every platform pretty much every day. Some are more vulnerable than others, but like Joe said every system connected to a network is vulnerable.
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If somebody wants it bad enough they could easily get into said safe and past said armed guard

Long story short every OS is vulnerable in some way or another, which is why there are constant security hotfixes on every platform pretty much every day. Some are more vulnerable than others, but like Joe said every system connected to a network is vulnerable.
So a hacker would have to spend some time to target you specifically to get your files that aren't shared on p2p? They would have to get your os. It's not like malware could move your files Around by itself
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You've asked this countless times, please, tell us why you're asking.
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This stuff really interests me. Curious how likely That is to happen. I'm kind of a nerd when it comes to this stuff.
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Malware can you anything you can do if it has access to your passwords, this is why microsoft introduced UAC into windows vista

Keyloggers can collect keystroke data and report it to hidden malware, which can then find and ship your files over a network to whomever designed or operates the malware, for example.
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Do they have to have your passwords to get to your documents or other items on your pc and put them in the limewire share folder. Is this something they would likely do
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This is a bit like asking how a bank robber robs a bank, every guy has a different modus operandi and no two bank jobs are ever usually the same even if the same person is doing them. Environmental factors, differences in security or layout etc.

It's pretty unusual that a person is going to target you specifically unless they have a personal problem with you or you are well known (like people targeting celebrities icloud accounts).

I'd say 99.99% of malware attacks are stuff people have downloaded from the internet accidentally and they are more annoying or disruptive than malicious, popups, redirects and stuff like that.
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So probably not very likely that malware would just change your save folder and upload personal documents by something you downloaded on the limewire network ?
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