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2005-07-12

[Infosecurity] Duude, you've got a Dell, so you're hacked

Blank Administrator Password on OEM Windows XP Installation

Summary: DELL OEM XP Professional has a default hidden administrator account, with no password set. Use of this account will allow anyone with physical access to the computer to fully control the computer, add spyware, keystroke loggers, password stealing software and read all files, including temp files, local files, documents, and any email that has been stored locally. Details at http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5KP091PGBO.html



Thanks to Robert Bruce Thompson, author of PC HARDWARE IN A NUTSHELL.