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Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP!
    #989150 - 10/24/02 11:18 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Post care of "Plural of Mongoos" from Overgrow.

EDIT: There is a link at the end of this post, that links to a video that will scare the shit outta you, if you haven't installed the patch to XP yet!)

This has been known for some time in programming circles, but now it's out in the open, if you are running XP you should know about it.

Someone can, merely by sending you an email, delete ALL the files on your computer. You don't have to open an attachment, or run a file - it's done by HTML - it can also be done by a simple web page as well.

The fix is to install the SP1 update for XP - but there is a catch there as well! If you 'borrowed' yer copy of XP, like from Kazaa or someplace similar, then SP1 will KNOW you have a pirated copy. Apparently, there were only a few copies of the full XP installation that got out, and onto the net, and they were corporate versions that didn't require activation. The SP1 upgrade checks to see if you have a corporate version - if so, it won't upgrade, and will in fact attempt to let MS know your IP, and possible personal info off of your computer. Since this only affects pirated copies, they can't be said to be infringing your rights.

So - if you have XP, either apply the SP1 upgrade, but a new copy if yours is pirated, or install another operating system. I guarantee you that within 10 days anyone who hasn't applied the fix, and still surfs the net, will have all their files deleted.

I guarantee it! Right now, there are 10,000 script kiddies and wannabe hackers that are taking less than a minute to put together the malicious code that will do this, and are putting it on web-sites, and in emails.

On boards like this - many Admins allow HTML in signatures, so a twisted mind could even put it in their sig line...

You can click right here to see a video explaining the situation, and showing this exploit in action!

mms://stream.techtv.com/windows/thescreensavers/2002/ss020909c_165_0.asf
Link to video explaining the situation and showing the exploit in action!

Immediately afterwards, get off the net, until you have either installed the SP1 update, or changed operating systems.

If you are NOT running XP, congratulations - yer gonna be OK!


Take care,
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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: Fd3000]
    #989155 - 10/24/02 11:21 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

its a good thing my new computer came with XP then...


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: phishytrip]
    #989189 - 10/24/02 11:54 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Absolutely nothing works on my computer for more than 10 minutes other than trusty old 98.


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: Fd3000]
    #989215 - 10/24/02 12:04 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

LOL HAX0RS this has been going on for a long time though already.


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: Fd3000]
    #989229 - 10/24/02 12:11 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

:shocked:

good thing 5 minutes after xp was installed i updated it. 


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: phishytrip]
    #989231 - 10/24/02 12:12 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

"this affects every copy of windows xp."


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: Fd3000]
    #989334 - 10/24/02 12:46 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Good thing I have Win2k Pro  :laugh:


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: ShroomSkin]
    #989376 - 10/24/02 01:04 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

ok yeah I got a bootleg windows XP pro. Razor 1911 relese. Windows update just popped a window and wants to install a new update.

Grrr what should i do.


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win X [Re: baraka]
    #989425 - 10/24/02 01:31 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win X [Re: PjS]
    #989454 - 10/24/02 01:51 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Ok ive figured it out for everyeone who is runnign the xp pro corp addition bootleg. It is an easy one to get a round and fix the bug.

click me

Its great how microsoft gets all sneaky about trying to catch people running pirate copies and then the ub3l33t h4x0rs get around thier shit in no time.


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win X [Re: baraka]
    #989466 - 10/24/02 01:55 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Nice lnk PjS.

RUn the one PjS has if you just wanna fix the patch and not upgrade to sp1.


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: Fd3000]
    #990440 - 10/24/02 07:49 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

This should be in Security forum.


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #990443 - 10/24/02 07:51 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

uh
this is sort of immediately important to a lot of people and most people don't read that forum


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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: Albino_Jesus]
    #990447 - 10/24/02 07:53 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

If security is important to a lot of people maybe they SHOULD read that forum.

If it was related to cultivation, it would be moved.

Just my opinon, mods?

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Re: Read this! Massive SECURITY problem with Win XP! [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #990453 - 10/24/02 07:57 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

MANY more people will read it here in OTD than in the security forum. Yes it is a security topic but this ones pretty important and need immediat attention so i say we should keep it here....

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