Posts Tagged ‘Windows Vista’

Hooking Winsock

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Hooking Winsock is one way to allow the programmer to intercept Winsock2 calls, this way has advantages and disadvantages. Advantages:

  • No need to install anything.
  • Easy to learn.

Disadvantages:

  • For commercial products requires a commercial hooking library.
  • For 64bit there’s only Microsoft Detours which costs a small fortune.
  • On Vista and above you have to deal with injection security enforcement.

Barak