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Windows 7: Password login history

03 Apr 2010   #1

 
 
Password login history

Hi everyone, as of late I've had someone attempting to log into my computer by trying to figure out my password. They're no hacker, but just typing in random things related to me, my likes, etc. I was wondering more out of curiosity if there is a way to see what they've been typing in the password box?

Thanks in advance.


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03 Apr 2010   #2

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Welcome

I wish that I could help, but I do not know of a way to learn the password history. Others may come by with more expertise in this area.

I would suggest that you read this and then who ever is trying to guess your password would have a really difficult time

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03 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

The only way I can think of making this possible is by using key logging software but this would log EVERY key stroke including your actual password and possibley other users passwords which would just create a major security/morality issue. As far as I am aware password attempts are just cross referenced with what the password actually is and then disgaured after login or after login failure.

There might be a piece of software out there somewhere that will do it for you but this sort of thing is never easy to accomplish.

Oli
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03 Apr 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by olympus View Post
Hi everyone, as of late I've had someone attempting to log into my computer by trying to figure out my password. They're no hacker, but just typing in random things related to me, my likes, etc. I was wondering more out of curiosity if there is a way to see what they've been typing in the password box?

Thanks in advance.
Hi
I think keyloggers only work within Win and not prior to it loading.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
If the computer is in your home why don't you ask whoever lives with you and quit trying to see what they type. How do you know they have been trying to get into your computer anyway?
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