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Admin account

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Mr.Cheeks, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Got a laptop (XP SP2 DELL) and its infected with spyware and viruses, but i haven't had a proper look into it yet (just cant be arsed), but one thing i did notice is the admin (default) account.

    It seems that i cannot view other users my docs folder (their admin aswell), which i thought was strange, as my understanding was admins are able to make and view and do what system wide...

    Perhaps this is due to the virus's / spyware crap thats on the machine?

    Is that right?
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hmmm, could also be that someone has re-named the administrator account to something else and created an account called admin without administrator privileges. This is a technique some people use to confuse potential hackers.
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    the Admin account is actually the Administrator account... I just abbreviated it... sorry...
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    If you click on the "Make this folder private" box surely this will have this effect?

    Harry.
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    Administrators have the power to do what they need to do but that is not the same as being able to view files which they do not have rights to access. Unless they take ownership.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Cheek,

    Can't really add anything that hasn't been said. Don't forget there is local, GPO's and encryption to take in to account.

    Si (feeling in a multiple question thinking mood after today's 270)
     
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