Daily Archives: February 5, 2009

Microsoft claims Windows 7 UAC flaw is by design

Changes to User Account Control are designed to make Win7 less annoying, but they also make the OS vulnerable, according to a prominent researcher.

A very simple Visual Basic script — which in many cases runs without any prompts — can disable UAC completely, without warning.

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Giving up on society? Get one of these!

Every few years, a product comes along that is inexplicably popular. Despite tedious advertising, a questionable concept, and mediocre value, consumers hand over their hard-earned dollars with reckless abandon to own the next hot-ticket item. One such phenomenon is the subject of this hilarious infomercial parody.

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If NoAutoRun.reg doesn’t work, you may need space

The way word-wrapping alters line breaks in some browser windows thwarted a few of our readers’ attempts to disable AutoRun.

If you manually typed a line break where the code requires a space, and you couldn’t get the file to work, a simple change will do the trick.

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Watch a live video, share your PC with CNN

Many people who watched live streaming video of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Jan. 20 may not realize that their PC was used to send the video to other PCs, too.

Clicking “yes” to a CNN.com dialog box installed a peer-to-peer (P2P) application that uses your Internet bandwidth rather than CNN’s to send live video to other viewers.

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