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[DI] Set a Blank Password in Windows XP To Protect the Computer from Internet Attacks

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Some useful information. Your Windows XP computer is more safe if you don’t set any password at all than using some weak password like "abc123" which can be easily guessed by hackers.

Using a blank password (or no password at all) makes your computer more secure because Windows XP accounts, that are not protected by a password, cannot be accessed remotely over the network or the Internet.
http://www.labnol.org/software/tutor...-attacks/2517/
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Hmmm...well there are such things as people just walking into your office and logging and and stealing all of your stuffs lol.

I think I will keep my password.

Good find though.
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But if someone has access to your console keyboard, they just click your username to log-in, which is 10x more insecure.
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Hmmm, interesting. Did not know that accounts without a password could not be accessed remotely. Good to know.

OT: This page is really messed up in IE8... /OT
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Hmmm, interesting. Did not know that accounts without a password could not be accessed remotely. Good to know.

OT: This pages is really messed up in IE8... /OT
I guess you should not use IE8 then lol
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IE8 ftl atm.
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But if someone has access to your console keyboard, they just click your username to log-in, which is 10x more insecure.
This part was covered in the story. If you have a computer which is accessible to the public or used in public places, this strategy is not for you.
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Would this work for the only administrator account on a computer?
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I can see how this works, But yea..not for public computers or any place someone else can get on..but like on mine which is in my room in my house...in a nice neighborhood...yea.. I used to have no password on my administrator account just cause i didnt feel i needed one(i dont have secret info like credit card #'s or anything near that secret lmao..just a few school papers and games and apps..so i didnt think i really needed one so yea..) But i use PCanywhere to remote control while im at home(from laptop to desktop for easy easy file transfer ) and i noticed i could not remote control desktop from laptop cause my desktop account had no password..so i had to put a simple password in order for pcanywhere to connect to the account..so this is true in ways....smart in public places?..hell no LOL
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Or people can just stop being too lazy to remember a good password. lol... Good find though.
    
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