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Mi casa es su casa: Ubuntu bug makes 'guests' anything but

Andrew Jones 2

It's bad - but it's not like the ludicrous decision of Microsoft in Windows XP to launch the Accessibility tools with SYSTEM account privileges when you click on the button on the login screen - which of course enables someone with a USB flash disk - to boot to anything that lets you access the filesystem rename Utilman make a copy of cmd called Utilman and reboot - and then of course at the login screen click the button and change the password of any account on the system.

Reading other users' files is bad - but it's not complete system ownership in 60 seconds. (Something which by the way - even now - still hasn't been patched)

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