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extremeTech articlel:

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"Windows guru Brian Livingston reports that inserting a Windows 2000 CD into an XP system allows one to bypass all password protection and manipulate any part of the machine at will. "Anyone with a Windows 2000 CD can boot up a Windows XP box and start the Windows 2000 Recovery Console," says Livingston. The intruder has Administrator privileges even if he or she does not provide a password, and can also assume the identity of any other user of the machine.

"I notified four Microsoft executives of the XP flaw weeks ago, but haven't yet received an official response," writes Livingston. "There's no Knowledge Base article about it, and there may not even be a good solution to the problem."

While one does need physical access to the machine to exploit the flaw, this will be little comfort to the administrators of academic computer laboratories and other facilities where users can easily pop a CD-ROM into a computer. "
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they better fix this before students start hacking all the admins at their schools. it wouldnt be too hard if you have a win 2k cd. not that i would do that

/me looks for win 2k cd :lol:

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Microsoft and security is an oxymoron. :blink:

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Another reason I don't use XP!

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oxymoron Microsoft Works

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You know, if you list all the serious errors with Windows and you list all the serious errors with MacOS.. im pretty shur Windows takes the cake.

I can't even think of any serious issues mac has ever had.. and ive been using classic since 1992 and X since it came out.
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apple has had it share of buggy software. my dad's G4 lost all sound capability when waking up from sleep mode on 10.1.4. and lots of other people have had errors besides id 10:t errors , but yes windows has major issues, all the time... can we say win ME??

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Yeah, WinME was definitely a joke of an OS. I really to this day don't know why MS ever came out with it other than to try and make more money...but I guess that's why they do everything <g>.

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Microsoft still has not taken security problems seriously.

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