quote: Agree. Well Microsoft got really serious about security some time ago. But what they found was that if you go TOO secure, it turns people off. Remember all the Vista complaints about the UAC? And that was a more toned down version of what they originally wanted to do. Also from a customer support view, I'm sure not requiring a password cut out some millions of calls from people who can't install something because they "forgot" their password lol.
quote: Now this is valid of course. Having an OS that's secure from physical intrusions is novel. I would hope IT departments are pushing the UAC password state. I would actually be interested in knowing how widespread, if at all, that practice is.
quote: Forgotten passwords... ugh... I do web apps (CRM/ERP) and I cannot tell you how many times I get emails about forgotten passwords. How?!? Perhaps that is why Microsoft hid it.
quote: I didn't even know it existed.