Re: Is Safe Mode is disabled?
From: Jupiter Jones (jones_jupiter_at_hotnomail.com)
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 03:23:02 GMT
I have used automobiles as a comparison to computers.
But in this case it does not wash.
With autos--you have to take a written and practical test to get a
license before you can drive.
With a computer--Nothing
With a auto--take to garage for periodic maintenance.
With a computer--Run it till it dies, then when it does, scream at
With an auto--insurance covers accidents.
With a computer--if you neglect to learn, Nothing.
the information is out there.
windows XP Home has a fair degree of security available, but that is
not the intention.
An example is Simple File sharing is hard wired.
Even in Pro, proper measures need to be taken to protect the data.
It will not and is not intended to do itself.
You can blame whoever you want however you want.
When it is all said and done it is your computer and no one will pay
you for your loss.
It matters not who you blame, it is still your loss.
-- Jupiter Jones Check the following link for some great problem solving newsgroups. http://support.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.aspx Please respond to newsgroup only. Everyone can benefit from the message. "Robert" <Roberts_posts@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:email@example.com... > I googled this to death already. That's why I hit the newsgroups. > > Having no password requirement for the Administrator is a major flaw, > vulnerability, and back door that makes the computer a sitting duck to > anyone who wants to access it. > > It is easy to check the oil level on cars too. It does not mean > everyone knows how to do it. But cars come with a manual if you need > to look it up. Windows lacks the proper manual in this case. > > How would you feel if you went to check the oil level on your new car > but couldn't find the dipstick? What if the owners manual made no > mention of it? What if some obscure newsgroup writer says it's easily > done; just remove the air cleaner, unbolt the top engine cover, remove > the flat panel, move the wiring harness aside, and there it is? What > do you mean you didn't know it was there, it's easy? How could you > miss it? > > Show me where in Windows XP Home's help files there is any explanation > of setting a password for the Administrator account. Show me where it > tells says you need it boot in Safe Mode to access the Administrator > account. > > All the XP security books I have seen discuss only the Pro edition. > The Home edition is ignored as if security is meaningless. > > The Home edition gives the illusion of security. That is its greatest > flaw. > > Robert > > > > > On Tue, 29 Apr 2003 00:54:55 GMT, "Jupiter Jones" > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > >Robert; > >Try a Google search "emachine" and "Safe Mode". > >Perhaps there is an emachine newsgroup? > >Maybe you can find something out. > > > >What security flaw are you referring to? > >Administrator in Safe Mode without a password is not a flaw. > >Users are able to easily password that Administrator just like any > >other profile. >