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[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Mike Hoye
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 7:19 AM
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Subject: [Full-disclosure] Windows user privileges
On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 04:19:49PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
Windows has several groups. By default users are in the "USERS"
group, *not* the ADMINISTRATORS group.
On every XP install that I've seen from every major OEM
(Dell, Compaq, Gateway, etc) fast user switching is on by
default and every user is an administrator. Not "on most"; on
every single one.
Furthermore, these machines don't have actual XP OS install
CDs, they usually come with "restore" CDs that just return
the PC to this same initial state if they're used, which they
almost never are.
I have never seen a home user, that is to say change that
setting or create a user who is actually just a "User". Not
It might make sense if you actually had knowledge of an OS
I don't think the question should be "why is IRC still
around", I think the question should be "why is
full-disclosure turning into IRC?"
- Mike Hoye
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