BIOS Passwords Are Ridiculously Easy to Circumvent

November 15th, 2010

Computer SecuritySetting the BIOS password on your laptop may seem like a smart idea, but it turns out that you can easily reverse engineer the password from information displayed by the laptop. The linked article has scripts that will do this for a variety of manufacturers and models. Of course, it’s not that difficult to reset the BIOS password using other methods—my motherboard, for instance, has a jumper that will reset the BIOS settings to their defaults.

(via Lifehacker)

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