[thechat] Windows Password

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Fri May 3 16:08:00 CDT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Syed Zeeshan Haider" <szh at hotpop.com>
To: "Evolt TheChat" <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 7:44 PM
Subject: [thechat] Windows Password

> Hello Everybody,
> I have set a password for Windows 98 SE on my machine. But I have
> noticed that anybody can bypass the prompting for Windows Password buy
> just clicking "Cancel" or hitting "Esc" key on Windows Startup. Then
> what is the use of such password which cannot stop the unwanted use of
> my machine? Any comments?

actually, it's not designed to stop the unwanted use of the machine,
although you can use Policies to disable the use of the ESC key at that
stage.  Windows 9x was never designed to be a robust, secure networking
platform - if you want to leave your machine at a login prompt that is hard
to defeat without entering a valid username/password, use Windows NT,
Windows 2000 or a Unix variant.

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