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godmode?:D
« on: January 05, 2010, 03:19:27 PM »
Hey pipz, check this out!
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10423985-56.html

I have a screenshot too^^
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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 03:20:10 PM »
I created it!

godmode in vista!

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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 03:37:51 PM »
Interesting !

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 03:45:15 PM »
That's great.

Now if I could figure out how to change its icon in Windows 7  ???
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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 06:11:48 PM »
I created it on the Windows 7 desktop and then dragged it into the start menu.
Can't seem to pin it to the taskbar.
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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 09:39:58 AM »
Wow, that is neat!
I have Vista 32 bit, and it worked fine.
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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 03:23:57 PM »
Truth Behind Hidden Secret “God Mode” Found in Windows 7

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So everyone is talking about the new "God Mode" found in Windows 7. Is it really new to Windows 7? Is it really a hidden secret thing? Lets understand it with the help of a very simple story.

More here.

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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 03:50:31 PM »
Truth Behind Hidden Secret “God Mode” Found in Windows 7

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So everyone is talking about the new "God Mode" found in Windows 7. Is it really new to Windows 7? Is it really a hidden secret thing? Lets understand it with the help of a very simple story.

More here.

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That just proves that you can accomplish the same thing if you just Run2God:
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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 09:55:00 PM »
 ???
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The existence of this folder and its CLSID are implementation details and should not be relied upon by anybody for any purpose.

God Mode?  Hardly.
http://brandonlive.com/2010/01/04/the-so-called-god-mode

Ed Bott says: That "God mode" Explorer trick does less than you think http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=2724
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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 10:22:25 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

It crashes on Vista and crashed on 64-bits. From Redmond the reactions were amazement and trying to ridicule it. On his blog MS-developer Brandon Paddock says he see the function as a trick, purely meant to start up a developer's environment. The folder is not meant to be accessed directly, but is a 'All Tasks'-folder, a start-off for developers (and malcreants - added by me).

Every name can be given to this folder, it is just the unique ID to it, the so-called Class ID (CLSID). He warns there is not official functionality and no one can trust it to do that for whatever purpose".

Paddock just plays the discovery of it down with saying the normal Configuration Screen has similar functionality, but then visualized as well, better to enable navigation.

Well you still have to authenticate with a password...But what is the unspecified feature doing there - and what or who are better denied access there? Security through obscurity....leaving the user unaware as what goes on under the hood...

Other examples:

Network.Map.{E7DE9B1A-7533-4556-9484-B26FB486475E}
Personalization.{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}

And I would not be surprised the functionality has left us after the next patch-round...
But I do not like the word G*dmode - just to call an Easter egg in the closed software that -

Then under W 7 you can execute *whatever* program as an administrator, Just right click on a shortcut and choose "Execute as admin" from the context menu. In such a way, unhindered by any form of common senseone can install all and every form of malicious software *systemwide* with full admin rights.

So I think the issue is hyped and just dished up to fill long threads on forums,

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Re: godmode?:D
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2010, 04:42:37 PM »
Polonus,
Have you tried it ???  ( I have :) )
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