Re: How secure is your Windows Computer?

From: Ian Kenefick (flick_at_iol.ie)
Date: 05/03/04


Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 16:19:05 +0100

Lars M. Hansen wrote:
> On 3 May 2004 00:23:08 -0700, mailbox spoketh
>
>
>>Let's all go to our C:Windows Directory after we have made all of our
>>files in this directory visible. Tell the group the names of the
>>Folders and Files which show as a light color and let's discuss this.
>>Dangerous code is always discovered in this directory and but you
>>need to enable the Windows Features to (view or show) all Hidden
>>Files.
>>
>>Let's see how secure your computer actually really is!
>>
>>Tracker
>
>
> I'll bite. I don't have a c:\windows folder since I'm running W2K, but
> I'll substitute with c:\winnt. So, here's the list:
>
> $NTServicePackUninstall$
> $NtUninstallKB823182$
> $NtUninstallKB823559$
> $NtUninstallKB823980$
> $NtUninstallKB824105$
> ...
> $NtUninstallQ815021$
> $NtUninstallQ828026$
> $NtUninstallSP2SRP1$
> CSC
> inf
> Installer (interesting folder, lets go in)
> {00010409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}
> {00030409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}
> {00040409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}
> {00100409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}
> {00120409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}
> {10253A5A-081B-4146-9D76-00547EED4001}
> {47D5D869-FE57-4F2F-A358-83CFAA7B4968}
> ...
> 19977885.msi
> 1D48A315.msi
> 27228fc.msi
> 2b9db3f8.msi
> 2de4bd8a.msi
> ...
> Offline Web Pages
> PIF
>
> Now, for some "hidden" files:
> desktop.ini
> folder.htt
> mpcwin01.tvl
> ShellIconCache
> Winnt.bmp
> Winnt256.bmp
>
> Well, who knew that the W2K logo's where hidden files and a security
> risk.
>
> Now, what's your analysis, Debbie? How badly hacked is my computer?
>
>
>
> Lars M. Hansen
> http://www.hansenonline.net
> (replace 'badnews' with 'news' in e-mail address)

Hello,
> I don't have a c:\windows folder since I'm running W2K

but he said

> C:Windows Directory

in Windows 2k winnt is the Windows Folder %windir% ;-)

Ian.



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