December 1st, 2003, 07:21 PM
Could this be a potential threat to systems? If the file Cusrmgr (part of the Win2K) resource kit allows you to write a batch program to change passwords. Could someone send you a zip file with a Bat or Exe file that places Cusrmgr on your system and a batch file in your startup folder to run cusrmgr.exe -u administrator -m \\YourSystemName -P Password which will change your Admin password to a PW of thier choice?
If this could not be a threat, what is stopping it from running? If it can be a threat. How would you counter this?
December 1st, 2003, 07:28 PM
Never open files from someone you don't know, especially if it is a .exe, or .bat or any other executable. Even if it is someone you do know, don't open it. Send an email or call them to confirm what it is.
December 1st, 2003, 10:13 PM
yeah, i guess h3r3tic is right, you just gotta trust whoever you open exes from....interesting thoughts though....
\"Look, Doc, I spent last Tuesday watching fibers on my carpet. And the whole time I was watching my carpet, I was worrying that I, I might vomit. And the whole time, I was thinking, \"I\'m a grown man. I should know what goes on my head.\" And the more I thought about it... the more I realized that I should just blow my brains out and end it all. But then I thought, well, if I thought more about blowing my brains out... I start worrying about what that was going to do to my goddamn carpet. Okay, so, ah-he, that was a GOOD day, Doc. And, and I just want you to give me some pills and let me get on with my life. \" -Roy Waller