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Windows 7: Huge security problem

07 Jun 2010   #1
addekung666

win 7
 
 
Huge security problem

Ive searched the internet for this but it doesnt seem that anyone has written anything about it.

At windows 7 boot while the "wait" message is displayed, just before the "enter password" appears you can press CTRL-ALT-DELETE.
This brings up the "Lock computer" choice.
If you select "cancel" you will get to the desktop directly WITHOUT ever entering the password....

This seems like pretty big security problem. How could this be missed???
Anyone seen this?

// Addekung


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07 Jun 2010   #2
fluffwitt

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

I have attempted to recreate this with my desktop, laptop & netbook. Non of them bring up the "lock this computer" dialogue. They all just go straight to enter password screen. All run windows 7.
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08 Jun 2010   #3
addekung666

win 7
 
 

Strange, I have tested this on two computers.
One laptop with 64 bit Win 7 professional and one stationary Win 7 ultimate 64 bit.
They always show the options for me after CTRL-ALT-DEL when the "waiting" appears.

However, the faster computer sometimes just flashes by with the "waiting" and gives little to no time to enter CTRL-ALT-DEL. The slower laptop always displays "waiting".
I havent used my windows password in some time now.
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08 Jun 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Do you have this setup on your machine?
Log On Automatically at Startup
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08 Jun 2010   #5
addekung666

win 7
 
 

No, I am using password protection. If i wait, the password box will appear.
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08 Jun 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by addekung666 View Post
No, I am using password protection. If i wait, the password box will appear.
Ok, but your original post says you click cancel and the machine Auto Logs on? I am confused.
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08 Jun 2010   #7
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

I tried to verify the behavior also but my notebook and desktop pc's are TDF
(Too Darn Fast)...the "Wait" portion flashes too quickly to hit the keys
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08 Jun 2010   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just tried this on my desktop. I hit the 3 fingered salute then cancel and came right back to Win7.

Will try at boot up and see if I can duplicate #1's post
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