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rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Apr 24 07:48:29 EST 2007
Hell, yes, Vista has security. See:
> Developers have discovered that the name given to a Vista executable
> affects whether or not it will require admin rights to run.
> "If Vista sees that you have created a Microsoft Visual C++ project
> with /install/ in the project name, then that .exe will automatically
> require Admin Rights to run. Create exactly the same project, but call
> it, say, Fred, and the problem disappears," he explained. "Vista's
> security isn't just concerned with what an .exe is doing to your PC,
> but what it's actually called."
Instead of "security by obscurity", MS has deployed "security by
stupidity". Even script kiddies and spambots couldn't expect MS to be
*that* stupid as to allow "rights escalation" on the basis of program
Adam Todd wrote:
> At 03:19 PM 23/04/2007, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>>>>> But from my previous experience with Knoppix and Unbuntu (Breezy
>>>>> Badger) the challenge with using linux is the security!
>>>> M, could you be more specific here. Ubuntu uses sudo by default so
>>>> where is there a security problem?
>>> the problem is that there is security!
>> ...and I would rather have the security the way Ubuntu runs it than
>> the way Vista runs it - not.
> Vista has security?
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