Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 8th Aug 2008 13:14 UTC
Windows This week at the Black Hat Security Conference two security researchers will discuss their findings which could completely bring Windows Vista to its knees. According to Dino Dai Zovi, a popular security researcher, "the genius of this is that it's completely reusable. They have attacks that let them load chosen content to a chosen location with chosen permissions. That's completely game over."
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RE[3]: Bottom Line
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 8th Aug 2008 22:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bottom Line"
Thom_Holwerda
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Exactly how is Windows (or NT) considered multi-user when all it takes is Power User permissions (maybe less) to be able to access anyone else's home folder on the PC?


Because that's how the permissions and ACLs in Windows are set up by default.

Look, just because German car manufacturers have a gentlemen's agreement to limit their cars at 250kph doesn't mean German cars can't go faster than 250kph.

The comments to this story make it abundantly clear - once again - just how much Microsoft has completely squandered the NT design, completely ignoring all the potential it had. My god Dave Cutler must be SO pissed off about all this.

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