Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Jan 2009 10:45 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Yesterday, we reported on the security flaw in Windows 7's UAC slider dialog, and today, Microsoft has given a response to the situation, but it doesn't seem like the company intends to fix it. "This is not a vulnerability. The intent of the default configuration of UAC is that users don't get prompted when making changes to Windows settings. This includes changing the UAC prompting level." I hope this reply came from a marketing drone, because if they intend on keeping this behaviour as-is in Windows 7 RTM, they're going to face a serious shitstorm - and rightfully so. Let's hope the Sinfoskies and Larson-Greens at Microsoft rectify this situation as soon as possible.
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Vanders
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2005-07-06

$ sudo chmod +x ./b00ni3s.sh # Type in your password to allow execution
$ ./b00ni3s.sh

What happens? You see dancing bunnies.


Yes, because sudo has cached the password from when you just executed "sudo chmod"

What happens if you chmod the script then try to run it five minutes from now? You see a sudo password prompt.

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