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    WIndows XP Universal Password

    Hi all,

    My freinds dad supposedly has a password that overrides any password in windows xp. Have any of you heard, or know what this password is.

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    What kind of Win XP password are you referring to?

    User account password?
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    Re: WIndows XP Universal Password

    Originally posted here by backtrails
    Hi all,

    My freinds dad supposedly has a password that overrides any password in windows xp. Have any of you heard, or know what this password is.
    Sounds like an urban legend to me. He can have an administrator account. Using that he can always login (even when it's locked by someone else) and/or change any account's password.
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    I never have heard of anything like this. What would be the point of security if this was true? The password would get leaked and then MS would not have any password security. MS cannot even keep their product keys secret. He is probably just BS'ing you or he is talking about having the admin account on his machine.
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    I never have heard of anything like this. I agree with CXGJarrod " The password might get leaked"
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    XP's what, two, three years old now? If a secret master-password really existed, it would've leaked long ago and we'd all know it by now.

    Not that a master-password is really all that incredibly necessary. "Windows Security" is kind of an oxymoron.
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    Hmmm, i agree what you have said so far, that there is no such thing.....but what if there was a global password

    Im not trying to say there is, but just what if? On one hand, its not that impossible. Many products have global/manufactures passwords. Just something to get some replies outta you folks.

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    What would it be? Bill Gates' master password to all Windows boxes? My vote goes for "ResistanceIsFutile."
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    I don't necessarily think it would be a password so much as a well hidden backdoor, because passwords can be cracked eventually. The more things MS crams into Windows, the less I trust it. With all the possible theories and talk flying about concerning Palladium (is it still even being called that?) I am very hesitant to continue using windows in any capacity other than for videogames.
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    Global Password: MyLittlePony

    I'm sure that your friend's dad is refering to an admin account on his machine, or even the family network, if he's the kind who would set up a family domain. This would allow him to look at everyone's computers on the default c$ shares.
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