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  1. Thread: HDD Space

    by xierox
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    It's 1000 bytes == MB for HDD Manufacturers It's...

    It's 1000 bytes == MB for HDD Manufacturers
    It's 1024 bytes == MB for Windows

    Just clearing up any possible confusion.

    - X
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    I noticed that keeping mine horizontal seems to...

    I noticed that keeping mine horizontal seems to help heat dissipation.

    Other than that, I make sure it's not in a boxed in space to that the heat can freely escape. If I'm playing in a hot room...
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    That's just the sort of information I was looking...

    That's just the sort of information I was looking for, sec_ware! Thanks!

    - X
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    Inter-process communication

    Suppose I have two users accounts on a Windows XP Professional machine: user X and Y. Suppose also that both of these accounts are members of the Restricted Users group (instead of being members of...
  5. Thread: Im screwed

    by xierox
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    You're not screwed. You can repair your operating...

    You're not screwed. You can repair your operating system while retaining all your settings and accounts (if everything goes correctly).

    Here's a guide to help you:...
  6. This is incorrect. UAC prompts do not trigger...

    This is incorrect. UAC prompts do not trigger only on registry modifications. (And I'm sure there are some parts of the registry that are modifiable without any UAC notification. Anything...
  7. - User Account Control. (Made running as a...

    - User Account Control. (Made running as a restricted user so much more convenient than XP.)
    - UAC + Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 7.
    - Instant Search
    - Windows Aero
    - Windows Media Center...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think UAC...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think UAC and the Shadow Copy feature are related or dependent upon each other in any way?

    It's not exactly hidden. Right-clicking a file and clicking "Restore...
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    @wolfman1984 Even if this was a Mac OS bug...

    @wolfman1984

    Even if this was a Mac OS bug (which it isn't, as nihil pointed out), it's not like Mac users need to "duck and cover". It's not like Mac OS X has never had vulnerabilities before; it...
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    I realize that IE will not run in Protected Mode...

    I realize that IE will not run in Protected Mode without UAC. I am under the impression that this is not because Microsoft arbitrarily decided to require UAC to be turned on for it to work, but...
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    Fair enough, but you should realize that it's not...

    Fair enough, but you should realize that it's not asking you to confirm your action; it's asking your if you want to allow a certain program access to system files or administrative privileges. This...
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    Sure it's annoying when you first get your...

    Sure it's annoying when you first get your computer and you're installing many programs and configuring many system-wide settings, but after that it pretty much stays out of your way. (That was my...
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    Ah, ok. My mistake. - Xierox

    Ah, ok. My mistake.

    - Xierox
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    Have fun explaining to your boss why the rootkit...

    Have fun explaining to your boss why the rootkit sniffing CC numbers on a billing machine had access to system files in the first place. ;-)

    - X
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    Here's how to do it in Windows 2000:...

    Here's how to do it in Windows 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182086/EN-US/

    - Xierox
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    UAC is Microsoft's attempt to implement the...

    UAC is Microsoft's attempt to implement the Principle of Least Priveledge for the everyday user. It's actually a very good idea and if you're finding it this annoying, it probably means you normally...
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    Learn something new every day. :D Thanks! -...

    Learn something new every day. :D Thanks!

    - Xierox
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    Really? On my XP Home with NTFS, I couldn't...

    Really? On my XP Home with NTFS, I couldn't modify any of the ACLs. Is your an OEM version of XP that came with a computer or off the shelf version?

    - Xierox
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    Tip: Run your browser as a different restricted...

    Tip:
    Run your browser as a different restricted user than the one you work on. (i.e. if you work on user John, run your browser as user JohnBrowser) Make sure that JohnBrowser cannot execute any...
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    Have anyone got it working on Microsoft Virtual...

    Have anyone got it working on Microsoft Virtual Server?

    - Xierox
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    You can minimize this risk if you have the...

    You can minimize this risk if you have the following:
    - Broadband, always on connection at home (best if it has static IP, but possible if it's dynamic)
    - Extra computer

    Set up a SSL server at...
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    You should be able to open up a command prompt...

    You should be able to open up a command prompt with Administrator access and use kill.exe. I regularly run executables from a root shell. (e.g. systeminfo.exe)

    - Xierox
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    While yes, the program will install, it seems...

    While yes, the program will install, it seems that sometimes (not everytime, I assume it's installer dependent) the shortcuts for the program for my user will not be put in the Start Menu. Rather...
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    Very, very good. Thank you for posting this. (I'd...

    Very, very good. Thank you for posting this. (I'd green ya, but apparently I've done that recently.)

    Between runas and Run As..., the only time I log into admin anymore is to install programs.
    ...
  25. Thread: virus found

    by xierox
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    Yes, basically. My argument was never that...

    Yes, basically. My argument was never that Internet Explorer was safe out of the box. My argument was that Internet Explorer can be made just as safe to use as any other web browser.

    - Xierox
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