Re: locking computer from others use
From: Frode (news_at_mascot.REMOVETOREPLY.dyndns.org)
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 13:55:54 +0200
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
David Norris wrote:
>> How can I lock my computer so nobody else but me can boot my computer
>> into Windows? and DOS would be good also ...
> Best option is to get rid of Windows 9.X, which is in no way secure, and
> use Windows 2000 or XP professional. Security needs to be an integral
> part of the OS, not just tacked on afterwards. And use the NTFS
> filesystem not FAT. DN
Or just buy a product like SafeBoot Solo. It'll utterly lock the machine
down from unauthorized use by encrypting the entire harddrive. Even putting
the harddrive into another machine won't give access to the data (as would
be the case with the above options). At $50 it's cheaper than upgrading
Windows as well, AFAIK. Although it would remove harddrive access from DOS
applications unless run from within Windows. It all depends how secure the
original poster really wanted to be.
A BIOS password might be what he's really looking for, just to prevent the
kids from logging on without supervision. But he hasn't elaborated as far
as I've seen so no way to tell.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: PGP 8.0.2
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----