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post #11 of 14
so don't use pictures as passwords or pins, all of which were optional anyways
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So in order to do this they need physical access to the PC and Admin rights? I do not see the problem then anyway because if someone has physical access to the computer and they know what they are doing all bets are off anyway.
 
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Need Admin access? Um... okay. Admins can already reset other accounts' passwords.... Nothing to see here, people.

What the hell? If you really carry a USB for Windows cracking then you will know that being able to crack a password by brute force, dictionary, or rainbow table attacks is a lot more valuable than resetting a password, if you crack it you can continue to use it for very long periods of time with the user being completely unaware.
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You know, on second thought, I feel that articles like this are released with the sole intention of prodding the end users to agree with security that's too strong for most recovery schemes, forcing re-installation and the use of a product key. Idk am I paranoid?
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