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Re: Removing the NIC cable = EoP?
From: "James (njan) Eaton-Lee" <james.mailing () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 21:04:33 +0100

Jessica Hope wrote:

However, RM's defaults are worse than that, as all restrictions are
stored in the registry, so you can just as quickly unrestrict yourself
with modification of a few keys...

This is still specific to windows 98 - the registry is as secure-a place 
as any in Windows 2000 and above to store configuration on a 
workstation, where the registry is protectable, and system settings such 
as these can be (and are) locked down by a complex set of ACLs.

Without administrator credentials (or privilege escalation, unrestricted 
physical access to the machine, etc), it isn't terribly feasible for 
users to arbitrarily write to protected registry keys in 2000 and above.

Windows 98 was never designed to be locked down, and all of these 
problems are stemming from the (possibly inadequate) methods taken to 
lock down the operating system and make it participate in a network or 
domain in a manner in which it was never really designed for.

The newer versions of RM Connect, which is the package that this 
discussion is essentially about, are based on Active Directory with 
clients on the Windows 2000 and XP operating systems, and (as far as I'm 
aware) leverage the security mechanisms built into these platforms, with 
corresponding levels of security..

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