Autoruns v12.02: This fixes a bug that could cause Autoruns to crash on startup, updates the image path parsing for Installed Components to remove false positive file-not-found entries, and correctly reports image entry timestamps in local time instead of UTC. Coreinfo v3.31: This update fixes a bug that could prevent the Coreinfo driver from loading. Sysmon v1.01: This fixes the manifest registration so that Sysmon event logs can be interpreted without installing Sysmon, and now includes unique UDP connections within 15-minute intervals. Whois v1.12: This release fixes the verbose output to not show the final record twice.
Sysmon v1.0: We’re excited to announce Sysmon, a new Sysinternals utility that monitors and reports key system activity via the Windows event log, including detailed information about process creation, network connections and file creation timestamp changes. With Sysmon installed on your systems, you can collect and analyze these events to identify the presence of attackers, and correlate events across your network to track them as they traverse your network. Autoruns v12.01: This update to Autoruns, a utility that comes in Windows application and command-line forms, has numerous bug fixes, adds a profile attribute/column to CSV and XML output, and interprets the CodeBase value for COM object registrations. Coreinfo v3.3: Coreinfo is a command-line utility that reports comprehensive information about a system’s processors, including their cache sizes and topology, memory latency, and processor features, now reports virtual memory address width as well as support for many additional instructions, including PT, SHA, MPX, CFLUSHOPT, and AVX variants. Procexp v16.03: This release of Process Explorer, a process viewing and control utility, fixes several bugs, including one where moving the mouse over the information graphs could cause it to crash and another that could cause a crash when checking Virus Total results.
Mark's Latest Novel, Rogue Code: The third book in Mark’s Jeff Aiken technothriller series was published on May 20. In Rogue Code, Jeff is hired to penetration test the New York Stock Exchange. When he reaches the heart of the trading engine he discovers malware that’s manipulating trades to skim money while blending in with high-frequency trading (HFT) algorithms. He’s accused of hacking and goes on the run in a race against the clock to clear his name and prevent a multi-billion dollar heist that could cause the collapse of the US financial system. As with his previous novels, Mark doesn’t compromise technical accuracy while building a thrilling story. Rogue Code is available in Audible, ebook, and hard cover versions. Mark’s TechEd Presentations: Mark delivered five top-rated and top-attended presentations at TechEd North America this year. They included: his latest edition of the ever-popular “Case of the Unexplained” on Windows troubleshooting; a new “Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools” that highlights the latest malware trends; a presentation with Nathan Ide on pass-the-hash mitigations introduced in Windows 8.1; a talk on Azure’s security architecture and its design for hostile multitenancy; and a wide-ranging conversation with IT Pro luminary Mark Minasi on cloud computing trends and considerations. If you missed being there in person, you can watch them now on demand at the TechEd webcast site.
Autoruns v12.0: This release of Autoruns, a Windows application and command-line utility for viewing autostart entries, now reports the presence of batch file and executable image entries in the WMI database, a vector used by some types of malware. Procdump v7.0: Procdump, a utility for capturing process dump files based on CPU, memory, and other triggers, has improved support for lightweight reflection dumps on Windows 7 and Windows 8, adds debug print statements as a new trigger type, has support for memory commit duration triggers, and now includes an option to unregister Procdump as the system last-chance exception debugger.