One of your associates has told you that he’s added a supervisor password to the BIOS of every computer in the organization. What does the addition of this BIOS password mean?
A) You can’t make changes to the BIOS configuration without the password
B) You can’t boot the computer without the password
C) You can’t add new device drivers without the password
D) You can’t shut down the computer without the password
E) You can’t tend your virtual farm without the password
The answer: A) You can’t make changes to the BIOS configuration without the password
The supervisor password restricts access to the BIOS, preventing any hardware additions or configuration changes. The addition of a user password would prevent the system from booting unless you had the correct password.
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