|Subject: Oh Shit! I forgot my Windows Password ...|
|From: Veronica |
|Date: 3/3/14 11:07 am|
… is a common thing to happen.
Allow me to cut out all the crap … and go straight to the bottom line:
There is all kinds of shit on the Internet, about passwords & “password protection” … and how important it is. You can waste your time, and spend a small fortune on all that stuff … if you wish. But, the bottom line is: DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME. Don’t even waste your time THINKING about it.
Why? BECAUSE ANY “PASSWORD PROTECTION” IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.
Why? Because it can be ‘broken’.
(I’m not talking about ‘encrypted transmissions’ … I’m talking about a “Main Computer (BIOS) Boot-Up Password” and a “Windows Operating System User Password”).
The Main Computer BIOS Boot-Up can be circumnavigated by removing your Hard Disc, and sticking it into another machine. Bingo!
The Windows Operating System User Password can be zonked back to ‘blank’ (i.e. nothing). All this requires is a little piece of software, which can be downloaded from the Internet, which is unpacked & used to burn a Bootable CD (or DVD).
The machine can then be booted from the CD, to run DOS Software which BLANKS any or all Windows User Passwords (any Windows OS).
Then the machine can be re-booted in Windows, and a User selected … NO PASSWORD REQUIRED … and bingo … you’re in!
And, if I can do that … and if you can do that … then what’s to stop the nasty people from doing it? Answer: NOTHING. It’s a waste of time worrying about it.
Here’s a link to that software: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
Another Computer Tip
There is an excellent piece of software, which is very convenient to use … and I’ve used it many times in the last 4-5 years.
It’s called “Teamviewer”, and it allows anyone in the world to access your computer online (via the Internet), and fix most Operating System problems.
OBVIOUSLY YOU ONLY ALLOW ***TRUSTED*** PEOPLE TO ACCESS YOUR COMPUTER IN THIS WAY!
There is an encrypted password mechanism that Teamviewer uses to make sure that no nasty people can get in - while it is in use.
The Teamviewer mechanism only operates when you run the Application … and you’d only do that by agreement with the trusted individual who is trying to help you.
Nevertheless it’s worth installing … just in case you may need it:
(Be careful: It comes with loads of ‘offers’, which you will need to decline … otherwise a load of additional shit gets installed at the same time).
(Just a few tips)