Break into a locked Windows via flash screen savers

Posted: 07-02-2008, 06:04 AM
Hi I'm xxp9 at hotmail dot com. I found that one can easily break into a
locked Windows XP when a screen saver based on Adobe Flash Player is on.
Click your right mouse button you'll get the context menu of the flash
player. Then click "about Adobe Flash Player..." from the menu you'll get an
IE!

Then you can follow the famous "IME security hole". Run
"c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" from
IE(open another IE window from "File"->"new window" if you failed to run
cmd.exe from the first one), input

net user xxp /add *
net localgroup administrators xxp /add

to get the administrator's permission.

I also post in my blog, though, in Chinese, at xxp9 dot spaces dot live dot
com



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Richard G. Harper
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Re: Break into a locked Windows via flash screen savers
Posted: 07-02-2008, 10:01 AM
That's why I don't use a screen saver - just blank the screen.

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"xxp9" <xxp9@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:677CCE8F-CE03-4636-AC3A-6AE4EB3F63DB@microsoft.com...
> Hi I'm xxp9 at hotmail dot com. I found that one can easily break into a
> locked Windows XP when a screen saver based on Adobe Flash Player is on.
> Click your right mouse button you'll get the context menu of the flash
> player. Then click "about Adobe Flash Player..." from the menu you'll get
> an
> IE!
>
> Then you can follow the famous "IME security hole". Run
> "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" from
> IE(open another IE window from "File"->"new window" if you failed to run
> cmd.exe from the first one), input
>
> net user xxp /add *
> net localgroup administrators xxp /add
>
> to get the administrator's permission.
>
> I also post in my blog, though, in Chinese, at xxp9 dot spaces dot live
> dot
> com
>
>
>
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> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
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> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...vista.security
Dustin Harper
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Re: Break into a locked Windows via flash screen savers
Posted: 07-02-2008, 03:50 PM
I gotta change my screen saver. And remind me to change the combination on
my luggage (12345).



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"xxp9" <xxp9@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:677CCE8F-CE03-4636-AC3A-6AE4EB3F63DB@microsoft.com...
> Hi I'm xxp9 at hotmail dot com. I found that one can easily break into a
> locked Windows XP when a screen saver based on Adobe Flash Player is on.
> Click your right mouse button you'll get the context menu of the flash
> player. Then click "about Adobe Flash Player..." from the menu you'll get
> an
> IE!
>
> Then you can follow the famous "IME security hole". Run
> "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" from
> IE(open another IE window from "File"->"new window" if you failed to run
> cmd.exe from the first one), input
>
> net user xxp /add *
> net localgroup administrators xxp /add
>
> to get the administrator's permission.
>
> I also post in my blog, though, in Chinese, at xxp9 dot spaces dot live
> dot
> com
>
>
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
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> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...vista.security
Richard G. Harper
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Re: Break into a locked Windows via flash screen savers
Posted: 07-02-2008, 09:59 PM
Hey! I have the exact same combination on my luggage! :-)

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"Dustin Harper" <dharper@vistarip.com> wrote in message
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>I gotta change my screen saver. And remind me to change the combination on
>my luggage (12345).
DevilsPGD
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Re: Break into a locked Windows via flash screen savers
Posted: 07-03-2008, 12:04 AM
In message <677CCE8F-CE03-4636-AC3A-6AE4EB3F63DB@microsoft.com> xxp9
<xxp9@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi I'm xxp9 at hotmail dot com. I found that one can easily break into a
>locked Windows XP when a screen saver based on Adobe Flash Player is on.
>Click your right mouse button you'll get the context menu of the flash
>player. Then click "about Adobe Flash Player..." from the menu you'll get an
>IE!
Adobe's Flash being a security hole? That isn't exactly news.
Adobe Flash Player
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RE: Break into a locked Windows via flash screen savers
Posted: 07-09-2008, 12:23 AM


"xxp9" wrote:
> Hi I'm xxp9 at hotmail dot com. I found that one can easily break into a
> locked Windows XP when a screen saver based on Adobe Flash Player is on.
> Click your right mouse button you'll get the context menu of the flash
> player. Then click "about Adobe Flash Player..." from the menu you'll get an
> IE!
>
> Then you can follow the famous "IME security hole". Run
> "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" from
> IE(open another IE window from "File"->"new window" if you failed to run
> cmd.exe from the first one), input
>
> net user xxp /add *
> net localgroup administrators xxp /add
>
> to get the administrator's permission.
>
> I also post in my blog, though, in Chinese, at xxp9 dot spaces dot live dot
> com
>
>
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...vista.security
MowGreen [MVP]
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Re: Break into a locked Windows via flash screen savers
Posted: 07-09-2008, 05:03 PM
And the same last name as the OP. Who knew ? <w>

MG

Richard G. Harper wrote:
> Hey! I have the exact same combination on my luggage! :-)
>
 
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