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Stop someone from hacking into my system without a password


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#1 wfzen

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

my teenager son learned some tricks to log into Windows 10 without any password. He used the trick and installed and played games on my PC while I was at work. I can see the login in event viewer.

How can I secure my PC so he can't break in and mess up my system?

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:47 PM

First.  He didn't "hack" 

 

and to stop him from doing that again, set a PIN instead of a password. 

Also, if he is starting to do that he may end up like the Script Kiddies that have been arrested lately (no offense whatsoever was intended) 

 

He is honestly lucky it didn't break your system, because most of those tools are just password removers, and those most of the time you can't do anything about, because 9/10 of them are linux based, and linux has a higher runlevel than windows does.

 

you can also set up a picture login or use 2 step authentication. 

if you use the latter than he will have a MUCH more difficult time removing the password. 

 

 

SideNote: You may want to talk to him about that, let him the consequences of breaking into someones computer (15 years roughly) even if it's family he was not authorized to use it. 

if he wants to learn about computers, buy/give/set up a simple very basic machine for him to play with, then if he breaks it, there's no loss, except for operator error.

 

 

(seriously, no offense whatsoever is intended, but it upsets me and people in my field when one doesn't fully understand what they are doing)

 

Hopefully that was helpful/informative.:)


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:36 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

1. I do use PIN to login. 

2. My old PIN and password are intact. I can still login with my original PIN and password.

3. Checking the security in Event viewer, I saw message that he successfully logged in. 

 

Other than advise him not to do it, I would like to have a way to prevent him from logging in without permission. I'm not sure how he logs in, but there appears to be a lot of info on how to login without a password.

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

There is a lot of info, i could go up to an unfamiliar windows 10 machine and get in in 15 seconds or so. 

 

and try 2-step verification that will help a lot


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