RE: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor

From: William T. Barrett (wtb@uhaul.com)
Date: 10/15/01


From: "William T. Barrett" <wtb@uhaul.com>
To: <rclark@texascellular.com>, <nicko@siterra.com>, <netmet@muskat-networks.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
Subject: RE: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 11:32:55 -0700
Message-ID: <IDECKHJBFDBOADJJBMBBGEEICKAA.wtb@uhaul.com>

Sorry but that is incorrect. You do NOT need the old screensaver password
to change it in Win98. When you change it in display properties it only
askes for the new password and for confermation.

William T. Barrett
MCSE, MCP+I, MCT, A+
HRIS Systems Administrator
U-Haul International
602.263.6625 x4856
wtb@uhaul.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rclark@texascellular.com [mailto:rclark@texascellular.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 4:53 PM
> To: nicko@siterra.com; netmet@muskat-networks.com;
> security-basics@securityfocus.com
> Subject: RE: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor
> Importance: Low
>
>
> That will get you past the login screen, but if you don't know the
> password to the SCREENSAVER, then you can't change it. You might try and
> delete all of the screen savers off of the unit, and then reinstall
> them...plus I would find all of the .PWD files and delete those as well.
> Then you should be able to start over...:)
>
> Robert Clark
> MCSE, MCP+I, MCP, A+
> MIS - Texas Cellular
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicko Demeter [mailto:nicko@siterra.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 12:56 PM
> To: netmet@muskat-networks.com; security-basics@securityfocus.com
> Subject: RE: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor
>
>
> Um, what's wrong with hitting cancel on the login screen, going to the
> control panel and changing it from there?
>
> --------------------------------
>
> Nicko Demeter
>
> Systems Engineering
>
> Siterra
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: KaTT KaTT [mailto:kattmet@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 9:49 AM
> To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
> Subject: Win98 ScreenSaver Password Backdoor
>
>
> -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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