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Re: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately sabotagedhosts-file lookup

On 2006-04-15 Thor (Hammer of God) wrote:
> It's a simple method to bypass malicious host file modification.

Make that "pointless method" and it's correct. To modify the hosts file
(or its location) malware would need administrative privileges. With
admin privileges the malware can do whatever it pleases, including but
not limited to bypassing or replacing the entire DNS resolver.

Ansgar Wiechers
"All vulnerabilities deserve a public fear period prior to patches
becoming available."
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