Linked by David Adams on Tue 30th Mar 2010 12:07 UTC
Windows "Windows XP became the most effective Microsoft Bob deployment tool ever developed. And if you go way back into your closet, dig out your copy of Windows XP, and can somehow channel the right spirits to mash your hands on the keyboard in exactly the right way, then out of your encryption program will come a copy of Microsoft Bob."
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RE[3]: Hmmm
by bhtooefr on Tue 30th Mar 2010 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
bhtooefr
Member since:
2009-02-19

Normally, I wouldn't, but getting the password WRONG three times should not automatically bypass the password.

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RE[4]: Hmmm
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 30th Mar 2010 19:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Hmmm"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Still better than win 95's password protection.

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RE[5]: Hmmm
by bhtooefr on Tue 30th Mar 2010 20:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Hmmm"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

While there weren't any filesystem protections, you at least couldn't log in as a user that wasn't the default user, without a password. Bob, you could actually log in directly as a certain user that way.

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RE[5]: Hmmm
by darknexus on Wed 31st Mar 2010 04:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Hmmm"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Still better than win 95's password protection.


Now aint that the truth? I don't know how many times I explained to people that even though they put a password on their Win9x system anyone could just press escape or click the cancel button to login anyway. A few times I even had to prove it since they didn't believe me. Of course then they'd ask me why it was even put in if it was so useless, and I just had to shrug and say it was Microsoft and no one really knows what their programmers and marketing people are thinking.

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