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Windows 7: Does a windows password "stop hackers"

05 Nov 2011   #11

win7 ultimate / virtual box

resetting a user password is very easy if you know how :)

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07 Nov 2011   #12
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
resetting a user password is very easy if you know how :)
Yes but its even easier to get onto a System with no password :). Plus, Joe Public may not know how to do this :).

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07 Nov 2011   #13

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
True Story

One of my friends didn't have a password on his PC.
He went away one weekend and told his housemates that they could use it to play games.

When he got back, they complained that they couldn't get access.
They had been trying random passwords, which all failed.
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08 Nov 2011   #14

Windows Seven, Ubuntu

From what i understand if you assigned a strong admin password then you have a much more difficult time breaking it but if someone wants to break into your pc they can still do it. You could encrypt your hard drive with truecrypt and that would stop anyone as long as you have a good password.
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