PHP coder needs Tor details

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Tue Feb 13 10:33:54 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 10:25:54AM -0000, Tony wrote:

This is offtopic, but...

> Actually Windows does exactly the same thing. e.g. the 'Network Service' and 'Local Service' accounts. See

The point is that rendering active content is default, and
running everything as administrator is default (in fact,
most Windows userland software needs to be installed and run
as administrator) -- the technology and the culture
conspire to give us the 250 Mzombie Internet experience
we love.
> People seem to forget that the original and worst worm outbreak ever - that efffectively shut down the internet for days was on UNIX...

That was a long time ago. Unix is diverse, and most installations
are now secure by default. The technology and the culture
work together, and lower profile is one of the key points
that diversity is good, monoculture is bad.
> Windows might have its problems but they are not unique.

You're correct only in theory.

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