Windows hashes the hell out of passwords. Of course, you should:
- Use strong passwords
- Change them frequently
You trying to protect against a "repair" hack or something? If someone has local access to your system, barring encryption of crap you care about, you are pretty much screwed if they really want to get to the data.
If you are talking about "saving your password" in applications or site access.. all bets are off if someone has local access.
If you wear a tinfoil hat, also make sure you dump your page file in shutdown or reboot (get ready for some long shutdowns and reboots...)
no i mean like hide your password as in hiding it from password finding programs. for example, my friend has an IBM laptop and password finding software can't display his password. So, is that integrated security of is there a software to downlaod?
I believe he is talking about keyloggers. Malicious programs that run as a hidden task and record all key presses. Although their main use isn't for passwords, but for credit card numbers.
saints, the only thing i've come across that lets you do what you want is built into my anti-virus software, Pc-cillin Internet Security 12, although I would assume other popular brands would do something similar. I enter my private information into that and it does something to protect it. Haven't bothered using it before. Don't think it works with windows passwords, you will just need a good firewall and antispyware software installed to stop keyloggers.
No....Not at all - there's about 4 ways to skin that cat - but thats all I've got to say about that.
Local access at the same level as the user you attack wont do you any good - you need to be tiered above or an Admin - but thats just too easy.
He must be talking about password crackers like ERD commander, but you do need local access to pop in the cd.
... I think its safe to say that if you are being confronted with this problem you might do just as well to get a locked cabinet to put your computer in but then there is no defense against the good ole crowbar...
...I think its safe to say youre pretty much screwed... lol... j/k
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