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Re: WIN XPSP2 - is this a possible way to hack?
From: "VeNoMouS" <venom () gen-x co nz>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:10:50 +1300

Im surprised you manged to work out how an email client works after reading that dribble.

This mailing list is really starting to bug me, to many newbs signing up and talking about the most retarded shit.

sorry "gregh" but i think you need to get alot more experince computer wise.


The angus VeNoMouS has spoken!!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Gregh" <chows () ozemail com au>
To: "Disclosure Full" <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:29 AM
Subject: [Full-disclosure] WIN XPSP2 - is this a possible way to hack?


Just noticed this one by accident.

I had downloaded, some days back, a file to install a program that I hadn't gotten around to setting up. The file was named "setup.exe" and sat on my desktop. I had been getting errors with another already installed program so decided to uninstall it and install it again to cure that. When I attempted to install the other program which I had named "this.exe", by simply double clicking on it, the program named "setup.exe" (which is an innocent program, BTW) started. This doesn't happen on every occasion but it occurred to me if "setup.exe" was invisible on my desktop and deleted itself after it had been run and had been put there by someone wanting to install something else on my machine, that I could have just clicked "next" repeatedly and ended up installing the wrong program.

As most of you know, clicking "next" and installing without reading is about what most normal users do.

Is this thing of "setup.exe" sometimes taking over a NORMAL thing from MS?

Note that I tried it with several other programs and it seems dependant on the way the individual program setup is configured as to whether the file "setup.exe" takes over where it shouldn't be or not.

Whatever, it seems a great way to install things on XPSP2 machines that shouldn't be there.

Greg.

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