Re: Windows98 Security
From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (email@example.com)
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From: "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 19:05:33 -0500
Yes, but it would be noticed, wouldn't it? And we can't really start
recommending leather restraints in these NGs...
"S. Pidgorny [MVP]" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> That's true, but smart daughter (who managed to get around BIOS password)
> can replace the hard drive and game all time...
> Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP, MCSE
> -= F1 is the key =-
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > 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)
> > people off your computer.
> > "Bill Blaisdell" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:00d801c29a18$35dd3fa0$8df82ecf@TK2MSFTNGXA02...
> > > 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