Category Archives: Windows 8

Demystifying AppContainers (Part II)

In my previous post I explained how Windows 8 uses AppContainers to create a sandbox for Modern UI Apps. Capabilities define what an App can do outside of the sandbox. An app is required to use use specific API calls … Continue reading

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Demystifying AppContainers in Windows 8 (Part I)

The introduction of Modern UI apps in Windows 8 has added a whole new layer of security in the operating system. Modern UI apps can be installed by standard users. In order to keep the system secure with all this … Continue reading

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Case of the unexplained: whoami.exe and the Deny flag

In my TechEd sessions “Raiders of the Elevated Token” I used to demo the group memberships contained in the user token using whoami.exe. Whoami.exe is a part of Windows since Windows Vista and seemed a valid tool for this purpose … Continue reading

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