"file:///C:/users"

by @edent | # # | Read ~208 times.

Once in a while, I'll see someone Tweet a "link" to file:///C:/users/... - that's the Microsoft Windows way of representing a location on a filesystem.

Usually this means that the user has tried to either drag 'n' drop something, or copied a link from their file explorer.

There are some (mild) infosec risks you should be aware of.

Find local user names - this shows you what their username is for their computer:

See who has admin rights on their machine:


If someone doesn't have their full name - or real name - on Twitter, this can reveal it:


Risk

The main risk is one of embarrassment of posting a non-working link. But if you're trying to hide your details, there's a minor risk of you accidentally revealing your name or username.

Stay safe out there!

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