RE: [in] Re: [Full-Disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox

From: Todd Towles (toddtowles_at_brookshires.com)
Date: 11/20/04

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    To: "Jeremy Davis" <jdaytona@gmail.com>, <full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com>
    Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 14:40:33 -0600
    
    

    If you are on the box, having changed the name of the Admin is useless.
    Naming doesn't safe you from a lot...a simple registry pull in Windows
    will get you all the hashed passwords.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com
    > [mailto:full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com] On Behalf Of
    > Jeremy Davis
    > Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 8:40 PM
    > To: full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com
    > Subject: Re: [in] Re: [Full-Disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox
    >
    > 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...
    > J
    >
    >
    > On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:13:36 -0500, valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu
    > <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
    > > On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 13:12:31 EST, "Crotty, Edward" said:
    > > > I'm not a Win based guy (troll?) - Un*x here - and even I
    > was offended by #1.
    > > >
    > > > There is such a thing as "runas" for Windows.
    > >
    > > Yes, but is *the main design* of the system "run as a
    > mortal, and use
    > > the 'runas' for those things that need more"?
    > >
    > > Or is the *main design* "We'll just elect the first user as
    > > Administrator, and include 'runas' in case somebody wants
    > to Do It The Right Way"?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
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