Microsoft Security Essentials Benchmark Tests

September 30, 2009

Just kidding, Microsoft Censorship Department. Crawl back in your holes.

Guess what? The free MSE software that Microsoft has released recently has all kinds of restrictions that prevent you from seeing how it compares to commercial products. Check out this statement in the MSE End User License Agreement (EULA):

You may not… disclose the results of any benchmark tests of the software to any third party without Microsoft’s prior written approval.

Wait… what? This restriction means that nobody can test MSE and compare it to other products and then publish the results. If I downloaded a crapload of viruses to see which ones MSE could detect and posted the results here, I would be violating the EULA and Microsoft could sue me. What the hell?

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Hash Hacking

March 11, 2009

I found a sweet site for cracking hashes. Not only does it crack most hashes (MD5, LM, and more) in a few seconds, but any hashes that are not cracked right away are kept in a queue where the server continually works on them. Great for MD5 hashes (used by many login systems to store passwords) and LM hashes (used by Windows XP and Vista).

Check it out, and get hacking!