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RE: Laptop Password.

From: Password Crackers, Inc. (pwcrackpwcrack.com)
Date: Wed Jun 28 2006 - 18:30:46 CDT


I am not aware of a password generator for the Dell backdoor passwords, but
we do offer a line of replacement EEPROM chips that will allow for the
bypass of these passwords. However, these passwords only protect the
hardware, so they are not a factor in protecting or failing to protect the
data that might be on a hard drive.

Bob Weiss
Password Crackers, Inc.

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From: Nervox [mailto:nervoxgmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7:38 AM
To: pen-testsecurityfocus.com
Subject: Laptop Password.

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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