Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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RE[3]: Security
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 24th Apr 2007 00:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Security"
PlatformAgnostic
Member since:
2006-01-02

What's your fear with alternate data streams? I may be wrong, but I don't think the OS loader takes executable code from there, so viruses can hide out, but won't be automatically executed from an ADS on most user actions.

If you're worried about people violating quotas or performing DOS with ADSes, I can see what you're saying. This is an interesting attack, and I'm not sure what the answer to it is. On the other hand, I don't see how any malicious hacker can make money off of doing this, so the threat isn't too bad.

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RE[4]: Security
by Sophotect on Tue 24th Apr 2007 00:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Security"
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2006-04-26

For me it is a thing of percieved security and therefore usability. I know there are other ways to hide something. But my perception is that i have an integral part of the filesystem which is not easily accessible to me. Since almost anything is about files, this irks me in a way which is equal to its integration in the lowest layers of NTFS.

Now playing: It's just an Illusion...

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RE[5]: Security
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 24th Apr 2007 00:49 in reply to "RE[4]: Security"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

You have a very good point that I think I understand now. Would it be good enough to have a list of alternate data streams in the file-properties within the explorer right-click menu?

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