RE: [in] Re: [Full-Disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: Todd Towles (toddtowles_at_brookshires.com)
To: "Jeremy Davis" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
> Jeremy Davis
> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 8:40 PM
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> 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...
> On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:13:36 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org
> <email@example.com> 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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