Passwords

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Rilla927, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    You know each time we type a password and it shows nothing but dots; can a hacker figure out the real password or not?
     
  2. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    Yes, there are many legitimate tools to do so. For example, the Nirsoft website lists many http://www.nirsoft.net/password_recovery_tools.html And, unbelievably, the Nirsoft tools are free!

    Also, many versions of malware can record keystrokes or take screen shots...
     
  3. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Thank you very much!
     
  4. chiraldude

    chiraldude Registered Member

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    The purpose of masking a password with dots is to prevent someone looking over your shoulder from reading the password, nothing more.
     
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