EMET

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_topic_old
EMET
Avatar
dandl
Lexa, AR
Member
Forum Posts: 610
Member Since:
April 29, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
March 11, 2018 - 10:51 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Can someone explain what the "Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit" or EMET is and how or if it should even be used?

Avatar
Richard Pedersen
Admin
Forum Posts: 74
Member Since:
July 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
March 11, 2018 - 11:56 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

EMET is an outdated tool that was used to complement local AV programs. It was last updated in 2016 and is no longer required. I don't believe it serves a useful function anymore.

Here is Microsoft's description of the utility:

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this goal by using security mitigation technologies. These technologies function as special protections and obstacles that an exploit author must defeat to exploit software vulnerabilities. These security mitigation technologies do not guarantee that vulnerabilities cannot be exploited. However, they work to make exploitation as difficult as possible to perform.

EMET also provides a configurable SSL/TLS certificate pinning feature that is called Certificate Trust. This feature is intended to detect (and stop, with EMET 5.0) man-in-the-middle attacks that are leveraging the public key infrastructure (PKI).

Avatar
dandl
Lexa, AR
Member
Forum Posts: 610
Member Since:
April 29, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
March 12, 2018 - 1:26 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Thanks Richard
Ran across this while playing with a Linux Distro and wasn't sure what it was. Not really planning on using it.

Forum Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis

Most Users Ever Online: 188

Currently Online:
25 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 1568

Moderators: 3

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 19

Topics: 1646

Posts: 12365

Administrators: Jim Hillier, Richard Pedersen, David Hartsock, Marc Thomas

Moderators: Judy Novotny, Jason Shuffield, Mail Poet