[Full-Disclosure] RE: Vulnerability in IBM Windows XP: default hidden Administrator account allows local Administrator access
scheidell at secnap.net
Fri Sep 17 20:44:48 BST 2004
Think again... IBM thinks its their problem since hiding the admin account is something IBM had to do on purpose.. so, IBM owned it and is fixing it.
From: Chris Norton [mailto:kicktd_list at hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 11:59 AM
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Subject: Re: Vulnerability in IBM Windows XP: default hidden
Administrator account allows local Administrator access
This "hidden" Administrator account is part of Windows XP and NOT IBM's
Every Windows XP system ships and installs with the Administrator and blank
This "hidden" account has been known about for some time, just like Windows
Administrator account is the same way. There are ways to disable or change
Administrator name and password or to disable the account completely.
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