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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by TheLegend View Post
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.

I.E. your HOME... unless ofcourse.... people walk into your house with relative ease.
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by l V l View Post
Or people can just stop being too lazy to remember a good password. lol... Good find though.
Even relatively secure passwords can be cracked with ample time.

I guess there isn't much we can now can we.
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No password for me either. I figure...once someone is using my comp, I've already lost it.

There's a boot disc that can crack NT logon passwords with simple alphanumeric chars in a few minutes.
     
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post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
No password for me either. I figure...once someone is using my comp, I've already lost it.

There's a boot disc that can crack NT logon passwords with simple alphanumeric chars in a few minutes.
Yea and with a Windows 2000 boot CD/disk you can boot into recovery console on an XP computer and it doesn't require a password for the administrator account.
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post #15 of 21
I used to not have passwords at home, but since I have set up a network and use remote desktop, I have to have passwords.
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....Holy crap!
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I wouldn't want people to just hop on my pc when i'm not looking and steal my pr0nz. Yeah, I actually said pr0nz.
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post #18 of 21
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I wouldn't want people to just hop on my pc when i'm not looking and steal my pr0nz. Yeah, I actually said pr0nz.
Uh, get Vista?
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Uh, get Vista?
Umm... lol?
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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.

If they're that close to your system, they can always just steal the tower itself and take it home to crack at their liesure...
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