Most commonly, it means the attacker can execute code of their choice. Which generally involves installing some method of continued access, elevating their priviledges to Admin equivalent, being able to read/write the file system, exploit any network connections the attacked machine can access, etc. John A. Jones Americas Security Officer Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. V: +1-630-455-2787 F: +1-312-601-1782 John.Jones@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: Mark Villa [mailto:as400-4-me@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 10:38 PM To: 'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users' Subject: RE: [PCTECH] Alternative browsers What kills me is.... Just about every one of those dad blame critical updates says: "...an attacker may COMPLETELY take over your PC" What in the heck does completely mean.... I have XP, aren't we beyond that by now? This email is for the use of the intended recipient(s) only. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this email without the author's prior permission. We have taken precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting software viruses, but we advise you to carry out your own virus checks on any attachment to this message. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by software viruses. The information contained in this communication may be confidential and may be subject to the attorney-client privilege. If you are the intended recipient and you do not wish to receive similar electronic messages from us in future then please respond to the sender to this effect.
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