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Re: Laptop Password.
From: "G. Chomic" <secure.computing () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 12:58:30 -0400

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Satelite 6xxx series Toshiba's.

Remove power, battery.  After doing so, hold down the power button for
30 seconds.  It sets BIOS to default, including the password.  Simply
having a bad/exhausted CMOS battery won't, incidentally - the password
is remembered even if all other settings are forgotten on that model.

That probably doesn't help this case, but it might for others.

YMMV,
Gabe

Jacob Weeks wrote:
I've had to refurb panasonic laptops before, and they have a special
cable you need to connect from the ps2 port to the com1 port (been a
few years there, might be off), with the correct pinout blows out a
boot password.  They gave us the directions to create the cable, they
didn't sell it or give it to us.

Dell might have somthing similar.


On 6/28/06, Nervox <nervox () gmail com> wrote:
Greetings

Part of a small audit i did in the company some laptops are found to
have a password(either PoP or just to change values in the BIOS).On a
desktop most of the time all you need is to take out the battery to
get rid of it, but for laptops (DELL in this case) i know that it is
in (if memory serve correct) an EPROM.In case of theft i know that the
PoP will protect form a casual thief but i know first hand that DELL
has a backdoor system , they send the serial number to the mother
company (always wanted to say that) they check if it stolen and if not
they send a password to be entered.
Now is there a possibility that someone has created a generator for
these password?Is it known ? I mean security throughout obscurity (if
you can call it like this in this case) is obviously something that i
wouldn't trust.

Any comment /Ideas?

Best Regards Nervox

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