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RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K
From: Gedi <gediintheuk () yahoo co uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 17:42:43 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Ahaly

There are many ways to do get the result you want.
However, the easiest is to crack the .SAM file.

The .SAM file is locked under operating running
conditions. If your admins are usless you may be lucky
and find a backup copy in the repair folder

However, the .SAM file resides in
C:\WINNT\system32\config and you will need to grab a
copy of this to take home and crack. For this you will
need a copy of NTFSDOS (I'm assuming the file system
is NTFS) You can boot from this OS and navigate to
this folder take a copy and take it home to crack with
a program like l0phtcrack (LC4)

There are many programs that can extract hashes
however I could go on forever naming them all and
there different methods.

Privilidge escalation via progs like user2sid etc.....

The book Tim mentioned is a must read for any security
admin. I also have the hacking linux, 3rd edition and
web applications. Its good reading, and even great
hackers can pick up a few tips.

However, you can find yourself in deep trouble if you
are caught doing anything mentioned or similar. If you
want to be a hacker, its best to learn on your own
network (until you become proficient  ;) )


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Donahue
[mailto:TDonahue () haynesconstruction com] 
Sent: 03 February 2003 19:09
To: 'ahaly () softhome net'
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K

I recommend the book Hacking Windows 2000 Exposed
(ISBN 0072192623) it is an
book that covers many vunerabilites on a Windows 2000
based computer.  

Tim Donahue

-----Original Message-----
From: ahaly () softhome net [mailto:ahaly () softhome net]

Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 6:38 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Unwanted programs on Win2K


This question is not from an admin but a end-user. I
am doing 
my studies 

in a big university and we have many Win2K machines
in our labs and 


Sometimes I find applications like Yahoo and MSN
installed on 

these machines. I have also sometimes seen things
like Kazaa. 

these are not supposed to be there. As in only the
apps that 
are installed 

by admins are supposed to be there and the above
apps are not 

part of the admin list of apps. When I try to
install an 
application, I 

get an error saying that I don't have privileges. I
know I don't have 

privileges but there is someone out there who has
found a way 
to bypass 

the restrictions. 

Question: How can someone bypass restrictions in
Win2k to 
install software 

when he doesn't have proper privileges?

Reason for asking question: If someone can install
someone can also 

install a keyreader or something like that. 

Maybe I am paranoid, but everytime I login, maybe I
telling someone - 

hey, this is my passwrd. 


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