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Is a computer unsafe for not having password?


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#1 jadesick

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

It can sound quite stupid but i was wondering if a computer not having a password it makes easier to a hacker invade it


Edited by hamluis, 27 December 2016 - 05:49 PM.
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:08 PM

Passwords, IMO, like locks on a door, only keep honest people out. A hacker would probably find a windows login password a minor inconvenience. A password setup for the BIOS however is another story.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/161444/htg-explains-why-a-windows-password-doesnt-protect-your-data/

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/keep-secure/why-a-pin-is-better-than-a-password


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


#3 jadesick

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for answering my question!  :thumbup2:



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:17 PM

 If I can sit in front of your PC all I have to do is boot a live Linux distro from CD or USB and I can copy all the files on it.

 

You want to secure your hard drive? Encrypt it.  Especially laptops, If your laptop is lost or stolen you may never see it again but at least the data on it is safe.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:49 AM

I'd still use a password as many still don't know how to bypass them if they steal your computer and as NickAU says encrypt your drive you could always not store anything personal on your computer and use an external drive and store stuff on that and remember to keep it in a hidden secure area password it and encrypt it too.


Edited by HolyCowz, 28 December 2016 - 04:50 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:21 PM

Security is all about layers and not depending on and not depending on any one solution, technology or approach to protect you.
The use of strong passwords is just one of many layers in establishing an effective defense.
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:40 AM

It depends where you are, who you are...






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