Windows 7 IE Developer SSH Server

Recently I played with one of the Windows 7 32Bit IE Developer VMs ( from here. I can remember two exploitation classes where these machines are being used.

I found an SSH server installed within the machine, it is not hidden or something, but on the other side no one I asked was aware about it.

As you can see the server is running on port 22:


The SSH server itself is running with its own user:


The SSH service is not blocked by local firewall rules:


Short reminder, the password is “Passw0rd!”. So better use these machines in NAT mode, change the password, adjust firewall etc..

Happy Hacking.

A new project:

Here is my new project:
I love to write for career starters and also working with them. Since the content is too different from this blog I decided to split the content.
The blog will go from personal career experience to idealized career paths, hopefully articles or interviews from/with other successful security experts, recommendations for books and courses and so on.
Hopefully this project will become a valuable source for everyone looking into a career in infosec and motivated learners.