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MacBytes: MacOSX - crash screensaver locked with password and get the ...

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 6, 2003.

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  2. macrumors 65816

    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.
  3. macrumors 603


    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)
  4. macrumors 68000


    That's kinda bad. Hopefully we will see better security in Panther. :cool:
  5. macrumors 68040


    i think softlogout will repalce any security provided by a screensaver.

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