Safe Mode Security Issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Adam z06, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Adam z06

    Adam z06 Guest

    I don't know if this has been documented yet, but how come I can get access
    to the admin account without using a password just by going into safe mode??
    Start up normally I get requested for a password, go to safe mode, click
    administrator, straight in???? I would say that this is a slight security
    issue! :)

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    Adam z06, Jun 3, 2006
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  2. This is how to do it:
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/security/localadminlogin

    However, recommended you change the admin. password to something different
    as soon as you finish the install. Just press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, click on
    Change Password, and enter in the domain (if applicable) backslash then
    "adminstrator" ie. DOMAIN\administrator, then change the password
    accordingly :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker, Jun 3, 2006
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  3. You can apply a password to the Administrator account by clicking Start >
    All Programs > Accessories > Run > type in "control userpasswords2" sans
    qoutes > under Users for this computer > select "Administrator account >
    click "Reset Password" and follow the instructions.

    Alternatively, you can do this by clicking Start > right click "Computer" >
    click "Manager" > expand "Local Users and Groups" > select Administrator
    account > right click > click "Set password".
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 3, 2006
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    Laszlo Dobos Guest

    dont forget that this is an beta version, so every bug
    will be repaired.:)

    you can set password easily, press window key + r
    and write "nusrmgr.cpl" it will open the user manager
    window and now you can set pw for your account.
     
    Laszlo Dobos, Jun 5, 2006
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