Escalating UAC privileges in C / C++ applications using Visual Studio


To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project’s Property Pages dialog box. For details, see How to: Open Project Property Pages.
  2. Expand the Configuration Properties node.
  3. Expand the Linker node.
  4. Select the Manifest File property page.
  5. Modify the Enable User Account Control (UAC), UAC Execution Level, and UAC Bypass UI Protection properties.

To set this linker option programmatically

Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384691.aspx

How User Account Control (UAC) Affects Your Application


There is a need for me recently to run applications with privileges for the registry hive and I came across an article on UAC by MSDN.  The image below depicts how UAC process flow works.

Article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384608.aspx

10-year-old hacker finds zero-day flaw in games | iOS & Android


LAS VEGAS–A 10-year-old hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi revealed today at DefCon 19 a zero-day exploit in games on iOS and Android devices that independent researchers have confirmed as a new class of vulnerability. The girl from California first discovered the flaw around January 2011 because she “started to get bored” with the pace of farm-style games. Read the rest of this entry »