Need a little help here!!!

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by allexif, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. allexif

    allexif Registered Member

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    Hello! I need to find out how to put a password on my computer (something like the logon password) to deny my friends of logging in my windows XP Home Edition computer. I need some program (free or not) to block my windows without a posibillity of breaking into it. Sorry for my bad english. (I heared that the account password protection from windows xp is easily breakable, weak and I need something better and harder to brake). Thanks!!! :)
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    If your friends are tech savy you are going to need to deny access to the computer. Either that or use disk encryption which carries it's own risk.

    I would also comment if you have to worry about your friends, the I personally wouldn't call them friends.

    Pete
     
  3. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Set a password to the admin account (which has no password by default) and unless your "friends" are experts, that's pretty much all you need.
     
  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Not sure I would call myself an expert, but with a few readily available tools, that password was a non issue getting into a machine, I needed to get into.
     
  5. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    I've tested this on my own computer and it is not very diffcult with easy passwords however if you use a longer passwords with a large chatacter set, it is a lot more time consuming.
     
  6. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    The tool I used didn't crack the password. You booted to a CD, and just following a few steps changed the password to what you wanted. Didn't need the one in place. Once done I booted to safe mode, logged in the Admin account, and from there owned the machine.

    All over it took about 8 minutes.

    Pete


    PS For anyone curious, the machine belong to a church and all the parties who had set it up were gone. Nothing sinister.:D
     
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