Reply to post: Re: ...why Microsoft taught people to hit Ctl-Alt-Del...

Beware the three-finger-salute, or 'How I Got The Keys To The Kingdom'

zb42

Re: ...why Microsoft taught people to hit Ctl-Alt-Del...

This was a deliberate choice, someone could run a program that looks like the normal login screen which actually steals usernames and passwords. Ctrl-alt-del can't be intercepted by a user-mode program.

Larry Osterman wrote a blog post about this in 2005.

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/larryosterman/2005/01/24/why-is-control-alt-delete-the-secure-attention-sequence-sas/

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