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Software News   Software News : Ami-bootguard 0.50 released
   posted by mrdarek on 27-Nov-2011 12:47:23 (3097 reads)
I released my second program written in PortablE language with the big help of the author of PortablE language - Chris - Thanks for it.

This is software protection before unauthorized run AmigaOS. After installation (manual installation only at this moment) the user will need to link some circles in the proper way before they can have access to the OS.

Read more...


Download software from OS4 depot. http://os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=utility/misc/ami-bootguard.lha

This is the initial public evaluation version - feedback, comments are necessary for the next development stages, so here is the place for it :).

Please read the manual before installation! Have fun!
    

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Re: Ami-bootguard 0.50 released
Posted on 28-Nov-2011 1:43:38
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I searched OS4depot and came up empty handed.

It must still be uploads somewhere.

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@Moxee

Check in the "UPLOADS" section...

Bye!

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Re: Ami-bootguard 0.50 released
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Why does no-one bother waiting for OS4Depot to authorise their release, before making a news item? People are just going to read the news item, not be able to find the program, and then forget about it

Anyway, it is available on OS4Depot now:
http://os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=utility/misc/ami-bootguard.lha


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Re: Ami-bootguard 0.50 released
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Interesting.

So how do you "lock out" the user?
I guess booting without startup-sequence would bypass your program (if anyone knows how to that is ).

I made a similar program once that required the user to type a password before access was being granted. It opened a full-screen window and prevented itself from being put to back by hotkey or something. Over 10 years ago though on the Classic.


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I don't know method how skip User-Startup if it is present (not using external USB or CD...). I think it should be enough protection for most users and more fun than entering letter password...
Because system is ready for use at moment authorization - it possible more action on system e.g. I can enable "format" after 3 unsuccessfull attempt... (don't worry - at this moment no any advanced protection is added - so try entering password as many times as have fun do it...). Advanced action will be not possible if passcheck will be displayed too early (unless integrating it with source system and recompiling)
Of course - I hear user suggestion - give me idea and maybe I realize it (or other user can do it because my code will be soon open source)

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@mrdarek
Quote:

I don't know method how skip User-Startup if it is present (not using external USB or CD...). I


Maybe i miss the whole point, but pressing two mouse buttons on the boot, will give you ability to boot without startup-sequence, and then in boot-console user can do anything he want without any startups.

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My system (sam460ex) displaying unreadable screen if I skip startup-sequence after using 2 mouse button... Well Amiga Guru maybe can skip it but not young brother or policeman or wife :)

Last edited by mrdarek on 28-Nov-2011 at 05:08 PM.

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I think this software is to lockup girlfriends, parents and other nonamiga friends to access amiga.

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Quote:
My system (sam460ex) displaying unreadable screen if I skip startup-sequence after using 2 mouse button... Well Amiga Guru maybe can skip it but not young brother or policeman or wife :)

Of course, this very statement raises a few questions - the most obvious one being what the developer is trying to conceal from the Polish law enforcement and his/her wife. I'm not that sure I'd like to know.


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Do not say that. Do you live in Sweden without locks on the door? Everyone has something to hide or protect.

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@mrdarek
Petah was joking... I think!

@all
All boot password protection (unless encrypt everything) on Amiga/Windows/etc can be circumvented if you know what you are doing, so I think Ami-BootGuard is "good enough" for most uses. Main point is it is more fun (and maybe quicker) than entering a keyboard-based password!


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@Moxee

Check in the "UPLOADS" section...

Bye!


I did, it wasn't there when I looked.

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Posted on 29-Nov-2011 21:57:27
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@mrdarek:

Quote:
I don't know method how skip User-Startup if it is present
Well, skipping only User-Startup (while still running Startup-Sequence) requires a little extra tinkering. But I don't think that was what you meant.

Skipping Startup-Sequence, or skipping WBStartup, or other useful funcionality, are all available by means of easy keyboard shortcuts. Read all about them, and much more, by clicking on that big white WBHelp lightbulb in your AmiDock.

Best regards,

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