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[5]: Hmmm
by darknexus on Wed 31st Mar 2010 04:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Hmmm"
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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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RE[6]: Hmmm
by Bending Unit on Wed 31st Mar 2010 08:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
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That was probably the network login. Passwords for local users wouldn't do any good anyway with no filesystem security.

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RE[7]: Hmmm
by darknexus on Wed 31st Mar 2010 18:46 in reply to "RE[6]: Hmmm"
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Nope, it was user passwords. Win9x did have those though as you rightfully point out there were useless. The network login and user password dialogs worked the same way and even looked the same for the most part, and both were about as insecure is you can get.

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