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    New ROGer Array Zygomorphic's Avatar
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    It would seem odd to me for you to be able to over-write the BIOS password by simply flashing, even from Windows. If you have tested this method, then OK, I take back my statement, but otherwise I would be extremely cautious. I am thinking from the perspective of this being a major security hole if it is true. The BIOS password is there to protect the computer (mostly for corporations), and so a simple flashing being all that is necessary to erase it would seem odd (at least, without inserting the password first). Then again, it is possible to change the Windows password without Windows (awesome LINUX utility).
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    I don't post because of a possibility, I post to inform options; Caution to the wind.

    I've already tested this out by simply dumping my BIOS without a password, and one with a password. In this order so you can leave your Administrator password installed and boot into Windows right after. Then I ran CMD and used FTK to flash my BIOS in Windows (one without password) and shutdown afterwards. Take out battery, hold power button down for several seconds then put everything back and I've cleared the Administrator password. Simple. Another option is you just compare the 2 BIOS dumps and edit accordingly to the one without the password installed, then flash it.

    Updating your BIOS with a newer version works the same since it does not contain a password.

    The computers used in most corporations don't have the rights to run even CMD with sufficient privileges, let alone changing anything outside of their user security policies. So it is not a "security hole" as you put it. Don't think putting a password on a Windows account or in the BIOS is going to prevent further access and control over that system, it's silly. They enforce security policies and permissions for accounts, which go hand-in-hand with these additional BIOS security measures, they are not stand-alone deterrents.
    Last edited by Dreamonic; 07-09-2013 at 04:37 AM.

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    ROG Member Array welemski PC Specs
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    Thank you for all your response. I already contacted ASUS service center and they advised me to go there personally.

    So yeah if I have time this weekend I might go there and bring my laptop for service.

    Again thanks!

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