Unlocking Vista using power button on Screensaver

Discussion in 'Security' started by malexander, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. malexander


    Nov 7, 2008
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    I have two vista business machines, a laptop and desktop. Both are password protected and lock after 10 minutes of no activity. I was in a hurry this morning and my laptop's screensaver was on and I hit the power button for a second or two to send the shutdown signal to vista. I noticed immediately that a list of running programs popped up asking me if I wanted to continue or cancel. I hit cancel and realized i was never confronted with the ctrl+alt+del to enter the desktop. I was able to duplicate this on my other vista machine today also. Hitting the power button on the logon screen does not do the same thing, only when the screen saver is running. Any ideas why this is happening? Anyone else able to do this?
    malexander, Nov 7, 2008
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