Detecting Ctrl-Alt-Del in Windows

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Sat Sep 3 09:49:49 CEST 2011

On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:55:41 +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:

>> That's why you have to hit CAD to get to the login form in some versions
>> of Windows. The whole point of that secure sequence is that the OS and
>> only the OS responds.
> Although I heard somewhere that that's more gimmick than guarantee,
> and that it IS possible for an app to hook CAD

It's possible to configure how CAD is handled, but this requires
Administrator privilege, so it's not exploitable (i.e. it doesn't gain you
anything you can't obtain by other means).

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