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: It's a design flaw
by BluenoseJake on Tue 24th Apr 2007 16:36 UTC in reply to "It's a design flaw"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

If you didn't run your computer as admin, the odds are it couldn't be taken over by this "cracker"

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RE[2]: It's a design flaw
by eantoranz on Tue 24th Apr 2007 17:47 in reply to "RE: It's a design flaw"
eantoranz Member since:
2005-12-18

That's right.... it shouldn't be able to take over your account by just surfing the web... but as it is a design flaw you can give away your computer that easily:

http://www.determina.com/security.research/vulnerabilities/ani-head...
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alerts/SA07-089A.html

Oh... and by the way, determina sais they have bypassed the patch by microsoft.... and it took months to microsoft to develop the patch. That's the way to go!!! Life is definitely beautiful these days. :-D

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RE[3]: It's a design flaw
by BluenoseJake on Tue 24th Apr 2007 18:20 in reply to "RE[2]: It's a design flaw"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

It's not a "Design flaw" the ability to use the computer as a normal user is built in to Windows, it's a bad default choice.

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