RE: [in] Re: [Full-Disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: joe (mvp_at_joeware.net)
To: "'Frank Knobbe'" <email@example.com>, "'Jeremy Davis'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:20:57 -0500
I agree with your initial comment, they can both be changed. I also agree
they both do little.
I don't agree that the hardcoding in the source does anything for you.
-- Pro-Choice Let me choose if I even want a browser loaded thanks! -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Frank Knobbe Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 10:42 PM To: Jeremy Davis Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [in] Re: [Full-Disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 20:40, Jeremy Davis wrote: > Are you able to change root's name in nix? Why not if the answer is no? > (Things would break right? UID 0?) Knowing the account name is > two-thirds of the battle. > In windows it's fairly easy to change the admin name. > Not a professional here just curious... You can change the name of the root account in Unix, just like the Administrator account in Windows. But you can not change the UID of the root account (0) just like you can not change the SID of the Administrator account (500). I argue that changing the account name in Unix does as little or much as changing the account name in Windows. If you have access to the system you can easily find the account name of the UID 0 account, just as easily as you can figure out the name of the SID x-500 account. The difference is that you can change and hard code that change in the source of Unix (at least with those that you have the source for, Linux, *BSD, whatever). Can you do that with Windows? Regards, Frank _______________________________________________ Full-Disclosure - We believe in it. Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html