Skip to comments.UPDATE on Glenn Beck Story on Cars.gov Privacy Agreement That Taps Into User's PC
Posted on 08/03/2009 2:57:53 PM PDT by mware
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Paging the ACLU....
What does the Senate think about that waiver...
The NX bit is hardware in the CPU. It is enabled to work with the OS. The only OS I know so far that definitely supports it is the Windows 7 64bit and Linux 64 bit. MS has grumbled about other OS support.
It is chip dependent, You need to check the Intel site for your chip and see if it has the hardware. Less than 50% of Intel chips has it right now. AMD 64 chips are far better with their support.
What this combination does is prevent the classic ‘buffer overflow exploit’, which is what enables about 98% of all virulent attacks. Script kiddies need to go on unemployment.
This technology is over 20 years old, most real computers have separated executable code from data using the mmu but Intel x86 has not. NX bit essentially marks the memory page code or data, and prevents execution of data pages.
To change the computer from admin, you probably need to make another user, make that the admin and then convert your user from admin to a normal user.
You use the control panel in Windows, groups association on Linux. It’s in the windows control panel users panel.
This should be done immediately as it exposes your operating system to compromise which can really screw up your system.
Create another user, of type admin, then convert your user to normal. That way you have an admin account to use for the system administration.
This is just the warm up. . . . the birth pangs.
The real dramas are looming on the near horizon.
On the same page with you my friend. Lots O’ water under the bridge and lived through everything you mentioned. We Have a wonderful family. Strong, healthy and like all the rest of our family...they are proud to be Americans. We dont’ really scare...we just get mad. :)
I think the country has finally awakened. That ole sleeping giant as they say. It’s terrible it has to take this long before people begin to realize what they thought they wanted they didn’t. Thank God we knew what we wanted and what we DIDN’T want and now can take comfort in the fact we didn’t contribute to this administration.
Press on and God speed!!!
I kept asking myself why the mention of foreign agencies...and the only thing I could think is that the admin might use foreign agencies to get around FOIA requests.
I think that's a tad premature....
Yes, you're so right.
I wish you and your family all good blessings. :O)
And those same wishes and MORE for you and yours. :)