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Bugtraq archives for 2nd quarter (Apr-Jun) 1995: Re: password backdoors

Re: password backdoors

Dave Mischler (mischlerCubic.COM)
Wed, 10 May 1995 22:28:10 -0359

>> Can anyone enlighten me further into how this would be
>> done and if such back doors exist in other operating
>> systems.
>
> That was most likely DEC's intent with the "field:service" account.

No, that is so the field circus guy has an account to run diagnostics
and get error logs from.

But it was the intent of the conversational boot and UAFALTERNATE hack.

I've never seen a system that can't be entered without a password if
you have unrestricted physical access to the hardware.