RE: [Full-Disclosure] Windows user privileges
From: Todd Towles (toddtowles_at_brookshires.com)
To: "Mike Hoye" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 14:44:41 -0600
Dell gives the full OS cd and then a separate drivers CD, at least on
the business side. Not sure about the home side.
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> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Windows user privileges
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 04:19:49PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> > Windows has several groups. By default users are in the "USERS"
> > group, *not* the ADMINISTRATORS group.
> On every XP install that I've seen from every major OEM
> (Dell, Compaq, Gateway, etc) fast user switching is on by
> default and every user is an administrator. Not "on most"; on
> every single one.
> Furthermore, these machines don't have actual XP OS install
> CDs, they usually come with "restore" CDs that just return
> the PC to this same initial state if they're used, which they
> almost never are.
> I have never seen a home user, that is to say change that
> setting or create a user who is actually just a "User". Not
> once, ever.
> > It might make sense if you actually had knowledge of an OS
> before you
> > criticize it.
> I don't think the question should be "why is IRC still
> around", I think the question should be "why is
> full-disclosure turning into IRC?"
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