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Everyone has read access to system32, but only administrators have write access. If you want to write to system32 as a Windows user, you need to conduct what is called a privilege escalation which elevates a normal user to admin. This can usually be prevented by proper user management and configuration since there are many possibilities to elevate ...


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I response to the comment that we are allowing the attacker to have physical access to the machine: There's a running joke in security called The 10 Laws of Security. Law #3 is If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it's not your computer anymore. So yes, if the bad guy can walk up to the machine, reboot it off a USB stick ...


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You can passively determine the operating system by figuring out TTL's and Window Sizes from analyzing Wireshark packet captures. These two sites may at least get you started: http://www.netresec.com/?page=Blog&month=2011-11&post=Passive-OS-Fingerprinting ...



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