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What the h is a "local attacker?"


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#1 gfk

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 04:33 PM

Pardon me for being technically naive, I guess. I have several updates awaiting my approval to download and install. A couple of them refer to an "authenticated local attacker."

With no definition showing up on a Google search and a lot of techspeak, I figured that regardless of appearing incredibly stupid, the smart thing to do would be to ask here.

So what does this mean? Is it a live body in my home that intends to do serious harm to my computer? Some furtive, crazed, but otherwise normal-looking geek who is waiting to wreak havoc and maintain his status as an authenticated local attacker? The nextdoor neighbor kid (who,obviously, is local, and COULD be a threat if he broke in and decided to screw up my computer)?

Or WHAT?????

Thanks in advance for any (hopefully simple) answers you can provide.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:57 PM

Which update numbers are these?
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