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
in a big university and we have many Win2K machines in our labs and
Sometimes I find applications like Yahoo and MSN Messenger
these machines. I have also sometimes seen things like Kazaa.
these are not supposed to be there. As in only the apps that
by admins are supposed to be there and the above mentioned
apps are not
part of the admin list of apps. When I try to install an
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
Question: How can someone bypass restrictions in Win2k to
when he doesn't have proper privileges?
Reason for asking question: If someone can install Kazaa,
someone can also
install a keyreader or something like that.
Maybe I am paranoid, but everytime I login, maybe I am
telling someone -
hey, this is my passwrd.