9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2011 11:36 AM by SafeBoot

    autoboot risk


      We deployed EEPC in a hurry to satisfy some regulatory requirements.  I'm trying to convince management now that we utilize the security behind EEPC and enable pre-boot authentication.  I've been asked provide the risks associated with pre-boot authentication versus the current $autoboot$ setup.  Am I correct in saying that with $autoboot$ enabled, it is currently possible to hack the windows SAM using utilities like passwordunlocker.  With Pre-boot authentication enabled, authentication is occuring at the Safeboot MBR and nothing is actually stored in the Windows SAM?  Just making sure I understand the technology...