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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
In any case I think, for the layperson, we would like to know if there is anything to concerned about? The conversation has got rather technical shall we say.
Windows Vista Buffer Overflow in CreateIpForwardEntry2() May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Since this buffer overflow overwrites kernel memory, it could be possible that members of the Network Configuration Operator group exploit this and take control over the operating system without any restriction.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
4) Nothing you do on a consumer computer, regardless of it being a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, can be guaranteed as "private" or "secure".
6) If you're worried about government secret back doors into your computer, remember that, even if such things do exist, what the government can actually do with information so obtained is somewhat limited - else they would risk having 'secret' capabilities revealed. Are you that big a fish?
[edit on 6-12-2008 by Ian McLean]
Originally posted by Runningtobabylon
This stuff is scary, according to his sources this back door was added at the request of the US government as part of the PATRIOT ACT. You type a
[edit on 6-12-2008 by Skyfloating]
Originally posted by BornPatriot
And this does not just work in Vista, it works on all route-able computers, including Apple’s.