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  1. #11
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    Re: Windows XP Security hole. *

    how do you find out who is running XP. finger?

    not that i want or am capeable of doing anything i'm curious how you would know an XP box by port scanning, thats all

  2. #12

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    how do you find out who is running XP. finger?
    Use nmap. It has OS fingerprinting, it will tell you what OS is running on a computer, based on how the packets you get from it are crafted. It's fairly accurate, actually.

    nmap -O host.using.xp

  3. #13

    Re: Windows XP Security hole.  

    the BSODs are gonna get you all!!!

    http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/12/death.html


  4. #14

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    the BSODs are gonna get you all!!!

    http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/12/death.html

    Now that's funny

    --glenn

  5. #15

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    the BSODs are gonna get you all!!!

    http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/12/death.html

    Is the Blue Squad Of Death for real?

  6. #16

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    Deal with them accordingly? I hate to tell them but it's not illegal to announce security flaws. What are they going to do? Insult the person's mama?

  7. #17

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    When I read it I picture the security guy with a voice like Drederick Tatum (Simpsons).

  8. #18

    Re: Windows XP Security hole. *

    Um, I'm not sure if you guys missed this, but bbspot is a joke site, like adequacy.org or satirewire. That article wasn't real.

    However, I would like to comment on non-disclosure of security flaws:

    If security flaws are not completely disclosed, then black hat hackers will find them and share them with each other; white hat hackers will not know about them and will be powerless to stop them. We'd be in a society where the only people who know about security vulnerabilities are the people who are going to exploit them and do damage.

    With full disclosure of the vulnerabilities, both parties know about the flaws as soon as possible, and the white hat hackers can release patches and fixes before the black hat hackers get a chance to do any serious damage.

    I'd much rather live in a world where my software has flaws that are fixed; not where my software has flaws that are denied.

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    Re: Windows XP Security hole. *

    I'd like to go back in 1986 to try some of The Prophet's tricks For those who don't know who that is, go on google.com and search for "UNIX use and security from the ground up". It's really an excellent document!

  10. #20

    Re: Windows XP Security hole.  

    A fix has been released for XP:

    uninstallXP&installlinux.exe

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