RE: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor

From: Albert Lederer (alederer@gatewaytel.com)
Date: 10/12/01


From: "Albert Lederer" <alederer@gatewaytel.com>
To: "Fab Siciliano" <fab@optiumcorp.com>, <netmet@muskat-networks.com>, "KaTT KaTT" <kattmet@hotmail.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
Subject: RE: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 13:53:55 -0400
Message-ID: <NFBBIFIPGLKMKJDLOJBEOEHECHAA.alederer@gatewaytel.com>

OK, here's the really cheap way of doing it. Reboot the computer. Press
escape when it asks you for the password. Start up file find and search for
all .pwl (PassWord List) files and erase them. I think this does the trick
too.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fab Siciliano [mailto:fab@optiumcorp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 9:21 PM
To: netmet@muskat-networks.com; KaTT KaTT;
security-basics@securityfocus.com
Subject: Re: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor

You can reboot the machine, then go into the screensaver options and disable
it. I don't think it asks for the old one, I don't have access to a 98
machine right now, but I'm pretty sure it won't ask you for the old one.

here...3 easy steps:

Press the power button. Hold it in for 5 seconds. Change the screensaver
password.

See ya.

-Fab

On Tuesday 09 October 2001 12:49, KaTT KaTT wrote:
> -Hello Everyone
>
> I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a win98 machine which we
> do not know the screensaver password. I would like to password protect
the
> system via screensaver, but do not know how to get around the old password
> so we can change it.
>
> Can anyone help? Any suggestions would be great!
>
> -Thank you in Advance
>
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