Skip to comments.Help Needed with Windows 7
Posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:06 AM PST by Former Fetus
Last December I was asking y'all for help with my dying pc because I did not want to swith from Windows XP. Well, eventually I did have to get a new pc, it runs Windows 7 and, as many of you predicted, the transition was easier than I thought it would be.
Actually I have only one problem with Windows 7. The computer does not "remember" account numbers, screen names...I would NEVER store passwords in my pc, but it is a pain to have to look account numbers every time I try to do on-line banking, pay a bill... I had never realized how many articles I post from Jewish World Review until I had to type the name every single time. LOL.
I googled my problem and all I understood is that, if I mess with the user account control and don't know what I'm doing (and I don't) I risk locking myself out of my own pc.
SO, Freepers, do you have any words of wisdom? It is not really a problem, just an annoyance. But I hate it when the computer has the upper hand!
If I stole your computer, I can crack your Win7 administrative password in under 5 minutes. That would leave all of your password controlled accounts available to me. Do you still want to store all of your passwords on the computer?
The problem is the browser. I had this too. Promptly installed Firefox. Then, I went to Tools > Options > Security (tab) and set “Remember passwords for sites.”
It’s just your Internet browser settings. You can adjust them to memorize your info.
Install Google Chrome.
If you stole his computer you probably got in a position to steal a lot more stuff and you hacking into his FR account is kind of pointless. Silly question.
I concur. I’ve had to crack more than a few Win 7 and Vista admin passwords in my career.
Passwords can be saved by your browser. Which browser are you using?
My bank recommends a program called Rapport for online banking and similar ‘password’ activities. Rapport points your browser ONLY to the desired webpage and blocks any external access/viewing of your connection to that desired webpage.
More info at: http://www.trusteer.com/product/trusteer-rapport
We’re talking about all of his stored computer passwords, including those related to financial accounts. You’re not paying attention, are you?
We’re talking about being able to steal his computer, which probably means you’re in a position to steal lots of other stuff, including his financial records that he both does and doesn’t access with his computer. You’re not paying attention are you.
I created a word document and password protected it. Can that be breached? The password is quite complex, using numbers and a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters.
All passwords can be breached. The question is how much work is the bad guy willing to put into it. Of course in this modern world when you’re using a major software package they don’t have to do much work. Google “word password” and check out the results.