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Windows 7: keeping login passwords safe on public networks

03 Jul 2013   #11

win 7 64 Home edition

I think you guys already answered my questions , i don't think it's necessary to take a pic of a blue screen with a password box in the middle, i installed the VPN by following the directions to do your own.

I find it very confusing but i find most things confusing.

Thanks for the help guys.

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03 Jul 2013   #12

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

assuming it is a BIOS disk access password, I recommend to remove it.

Those things are a piece of cake to crack/sidestep/bypass/erase/whatever for anyone, and are an annoyance at best.
Those passwords are useful only to keep kids and tricksters from messing up your BIOS settings.

When booting press the key it says to enter Setup or BIOS (usually F1, F2, or del), then travel to the page about security and make the appropriate changes.
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04 Jul 2013   #13

win 7 64 Home edition

Oh OK, thank you. I assume the VPN is the way to go if using unsecured wi fi networks. At least it's better than not having it i suppose.
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04 Jul 2013   #14

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

Of course. It makes harder to get at your data, now any malicious person would have to crack the encryption you are using for your VPN. Which is doable, but annoying. It is usually enough to keep most thieves at bay, but won't stop NSA or whatever.
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