Status and possible workarounds for no password after hibernate

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at
Sat Sep 1 20:11:22 CEST 2012

On 30/08/12 13:44, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
>> This is a problem here due to the fact that my machine is in the office
>> and I obviously don't want anyone just switching it on and land on my
>> hibernated desktop..
> Just thought I'd check that you have considered boot and bios passwords
> too. None of these are even close to a guarantee, but are worth doing.
> Don't use the same pass either, the Bios and boot passes can usually be
> read quite easily if you ever leave your machine whereas the OS one uses
> a strong hash these days.

Actually I can't do that. Strictly speaking it's not 'my' machine and 
other people are entitled to use it logging into their accounts (on 
another operating system).
Anyhow if I had to put in a BIOS password, I prefer the workaround 
described in my initial message :)


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