PASSWORD LOOPHOLE -No it isn't
From: Super_Geek (RichardFalconer_at_thepostmaster.net)
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 13:01:56 +0100
RAY asks a question to do with PCs, Super_Geek dives in and tries to
>AT THE PASSWORD PROMPT (MULTIPLE DESKTOPS), IF YOU HIT
>"CANCEL", YOU BYPASS THE SECURITY.
>HOW CAN I ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM?
In addition to what Lanwrench says:
1) Create a screensaver with a password setting
2) Navigate to the appropriate .scr file in the C:\windows\ folder
3) Create a shortcut to it
4) Paste the shortcut into the StartUp folder.
This will force a screen saver to load up on startup, and the password
must be entered to use the system.
BE WARNED: This is VERY easily by-passed using to methods. I won't
describe them because I presume quite a few (or some at least) will have
taken this simple solution before. However, for a more advanced solution
you can call the screensaver from the registry, and then it can only be
by-passed using one of the two methods.
Also FYI, the logon screen in 9x is not meant for security purposes. It
is simply a method of separating one user's settings from another
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