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MacBytes
Jul 6, 2003, 10:26 PM
Link: MacOSX - crash screensaver locked with password and get the desktop back (http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-July/010910.html)

Wardofsky
Jul 8, 2003, 08:21 AM
Seems interesting, but Apple screensaver password security isn't much of a way to secure you're desktop.

I wonder why "5 minutes or more" can crash the password authentication system.

janey
Jul 9, 2003, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by Wardofsky
Seems interesting, but Apple screensaver password security isn't much of a way to secure you're desktop.

I wonder why "5 minutes or more" can crash the password authentication system.
it's a sorta big deal because windows doesn't have a flaw like os x when it comes to password protection and screensavers.
it's not 5 minutes or more, all you have to do is type in garbage, then press ctrl+a, ctrl+k then hold down ctrl+y for 10-40 seconds (depending on how much you typed in)

MacFan25
Jul 9, 2003, 04:19 PM
That's kinda bad. Hopefully we will see better security in Panther. :cool:

Kwyjibo
Jul 9, 2003, 04:35 PM
i think softlogout will repalce any security provided by a screensaver.