Re: Windows98 Security

From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (
Date: 12/02/02

From: "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 10:45:11 -0500

Win9x/ME are not secure operating systems, and there's really no way to
secure them. Get Win2k/XP and you can pretty effectively keep (most) other
people off your computer.

"Bill Blaisdell" <> wrote in message
> I am using Windows 98 and would like to set up some
> security to keep individuals from using the computer while
> I am not there. I configured the Supervisory Password in
> bios, restarted the computer and it seemed to be working.
> Much to my dismay, my daughter was using the computer
> when I got home the next day. She had, somehow, gotten
> around the password. Is there a backdoor around the
> password, and do you have any suggests as to how I can
> keep her from using it when I'm not there (short of taking
> it with me each day).
> Thanks, Bill