Short: bootpwd - simple password protection on boot
Author: Rupert Hausberger <email@example.com>
"bootpwd" is a small tool to protect your machine form unauthorized access.
It's not so hard to break it, so it may work for unexperienced users.
- MorphOS 1.x
Copy the executable to C:
"bootpwd" does only work from a shell or script.
K=KEY - operate using <KEY>
MK=MAKEKEY - generate a key
LOG - enable logging to disk (new 1.3)
LOGPW - enable logging of wrong entered passwords (new 1.3)
BGCOLOR - ajust background color. format RRGGBB in hex-values (new 1.3)
First you need to generate a key form your password.
It's a 128-bit CRC of the password.
Open a shell and type:
C:bootpwd mk test1234
This will output:
Copy&Paste the following text at the first line in S:user-startup
Now do the above and your setup.
NOTE: You can ajust the line to enable logging and set a background-color:
C:bootpwd 8C9AE431D738118E12DD991BA9452323 LOG LOGPW BGCOLOR 8080f0
At the next reboot a small window will popup and ask you to enter the
password. In our example, you need to enter 'test1234' to gain access.
If the entered password was incorrect a delay of 1 minute is started.
After the delay you can try to enter the password again. If it's again
wrong a delay of 3 minutes is started, like 1,3,9,27,81 mins...
If the LOG switch is used, all access is logged to C:bootpwd.log,
witch is not write- or deleteable.
I will give no hints on how to break it, because every experienced user
does know it :)
©2008-2013 Rupert Hausberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GPL. Please refer to the file COPYING for details.
Please refer to the file ChangeLog for details.