MAJOR security flaw in xp!!

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    MAJOR security flaw in xp!!


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    i wanna know why they released that, cuz now people know, i mean, at first only a few people would know about this loophole, but now everyone w/an internet connection knows, both my roomates have xp and both know i have xp, before today, NO PROBELM but now...whats stopping them from doing exactly what mr. "im so cool for finding a microsoft flaw" told em?

    that really erks me.... yeah great, you found a flaw, why not tell microsoft, let them handle it and be done? what an ass!
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    they used to use linux disks.

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    I wonder how someone figured that out.

    Hey I can access everything without passwords. Hey there is Windows 2000 CD in the cd drive, is this some kind of egg with XP?

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    pobly a clever play off of the old win9x taskmngr to get exploer window trick.

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    A password protected machine is no good either if the specific Administrator account is set up. If the Administrator account isn't set up (with a password) all you have to do is start the computer in safe mode, and click on the Administrator icon. Boom, instant access.

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    ;lets not make a hacking 101 thread, i don't want it closed.

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    Although I'm no big fan of Microsoft, I don't think this is really a big deal. If someone has physical access to a computer then they can do almost anything they want to it anyway.....no matter if it's Linux, Windows, or anything else.
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    Originally posted by damonbrinkley
    Although I'm no big fan of Microsoft, I don't think this is really a big deal. If someone has physical access to a computer then they can do almost anything they want to it anyway.....no matter if it's Linux, Windows, or anything else.
    hmm...
    what about the remote admin ption?
    could you use that + 2000 cd to do it? Not to go with that hacking thing, but tis is a big flaw, and perhaps ms employeess will see this and get a clue. Im not too worried about it though, nor should anyone else. I mean come on, even if what i said was possible, who would go and pick someone out to attack? Anyhow, that is hilarious though, I know they changed the password algorithm (cause i can't use alt+char in the password) but retained the same nt structure for the OS. it's hilarious.
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    Why is that when people discuss about security issues.. people start sayin "dont talk about hackin here"... Who the hell said it was hackin.. It is like we know the robber is gona steal the bank but we keep quite because we do not want to discuss about thefts and buglars...

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    Funny it's windows that's under fire again....
    Any idea how many holes,flaws and leaks there are in Linux?

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    >>Funny it's windows that's under fire again....<<

    Yeah, any product that does well commercially will always get slated by those who couldn't do any better.

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    Originally posted by dP munky
    that really erks me.... yeah great, you found a flaw, why not tell microsoft, let them handle it and be done? what an ass!
    If you had RTFA, you'd know
    "I notified four Microsoft executives of the XP flaw weeks ago, but haven't yet received an official response," writes Livingston. "There's no Knowledge Base article about it, and there may not even be a good solution to the problem."

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