Have You Ever Forgot Computer Login Password?

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Of course, that's why they let you change your password ;) although it's a rare event. Windows 10 should not be making you change your password. Never had that happen before unless there has been some kind of security concern with your computer. It did however ask me to change my long ass password with a 4 digit pin number instead... lol.
 
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Yeah that's why I use keepassx but never has windows 10 told me to change it. I would look into that if i was you
 

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Once yeah, I was like YOLO when making the password for a Win 10 installation once and it was something very obscure and difficult to remember. Didn't take more than a few days to forget and then regret it very much. Same thing happened with a phone for me lol, had to give it in to an expert to reset it with a locked bootloader somehow.

Also yeah, Windows 10 doesn't ask you to change the password every month, or at all. Though I've been using the PIN all the time, so not sure.
 
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NO, of course not I am a ROBOT. I never forget. Come on man we all do. You should be asking yourself why is windows telling me to change my password. I also use the pin they told me to setup. to be fair i was surprised by that when i first saw it.
 

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Windows has password expiration since ages Computer Management>Local Users And Groups> Users> Right click yours and properties. You should see a checkbox to disable expiration

EDIT: I did once forgot my pc admin pass, I just used "some tools" to edit the SAM database
 
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When it's stupid stuff I don't care about, like my work computer password that makes me change it every 90 days. I just have my password, slap a number on the end and increment it every time I have to change it Lol.
 

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What kind of idiot even uses a password? Passwords on Windows don't really keep your PC safe since anyone loading another OS from a flashdrive has full access to all your files and even your PC's settings, either use no password at all for your home PC (which considerably speeds up booting) OR use a BIOS password instead of Windows/OS password, that way nobody can boot into ANY OS or even the BIOS settings and in the worst case scenario that you forget your password, simply removing the BIOS battery after opening up the case is enough (which you might say isn't secure enough, but a USB drive over opening the case is even less secure plus BIOS reset is harder on laptops which is what you take outside and need a password on:P)!
 
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Nope. Not yet. But old age comes nearer every day.

What kind of idiot even uses a password? Passwords on Windows don't really keep your PC safe since anyone loading another OS from a flashdrive has full access to all your files and even your PC's settings, either use no password at all for your home PC (which considerably speeds up booting) OR use a BIOS password instead of Windows/OS password, that way nobody can boot into ANY OS or even the BIOS settings and in the worst case scenario that you forget your password, simply removing the BIOS battery after opening up the case is enough (which you might say isn't secure enough, but a USB drive over opening the case is even less secure plus BIOS reset is harder on laptops which is what you take outside and need a password on:P)!
Have you heard about full HDD encryption? BitLocker, etc.

PS: Now, if one forgets their BitLocker password... that will be a sad day.
 

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In the 6 years i have been using computer,i have forgotten my password 3 times :rofl:.Twice I forgot to write down the new password.....
The last time, for reasons unknown, the computer kept saying the password was wrong.Fortunately, I got them all back in the end.
 
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Nope. Not yet. But old age comes nearer every day.


Have you heard about full HDD encryption? BitLocker, etc.

PS: Now, if one forgets their BitLocker password... that will be a sad day.
Haven't forgotten it, but BitLocker or LavaSoft Security (MUCH more secure program similar to BL, has changed name but LS is what I'm used to calling it) require encrypting and decrypting files, which result in slow load times and you have to specifically do it for any files you want to protect, full HDD encryption is a huge waste even if safe. I'm more talking about the people who think just a Windows password will keep them safe, if you are using other measures like encrypted files, then you don't need a Windows password anyways, making it even more obsolete:P Not saying passwords are bad, I'm saying that Windows password specifically is useless security-wise, BitLocker is great for security, but encrypting your whole HDD turns it into slow AF unless it's a higher-end system, so BIOS lock is the best non-encryption dependent way to go, especially for laptops which have hard-to-reach BIOS batteries. Basically my point is, don't use Windows password, use BIOS lock instead and then if you need extra security use BitLocker/Lavasoft/etc. for specific files only so it doesn't affect overall performance.
 

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I can't say I have.

What kind of idiot even uses a password? Passwords on Windows don't really keep your PC safe since anyone loading another OS from a flashdrive has full access to all your files and even your PC's settings, either use no password at all for your home PC (which considerably speeds up booting) OR use a BIOS password instead of Windows/OS password, that way nobody can boot into ANY OS or even the BIOS settings and in the worst case scenario that you forget your password, simply removing the BIOS battery after opening up the case is enough (which you might say isn't secure enough, but a USB drive over opening the case is even less secure plus BIOS reset is harder on laptops which is what you take outside and need a password on:P)!
You need a password for SMB file shares to work.
Also it does provide some protection in case someone decided to crack your wifi or if you're on public wifi for some reason.
 
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I can't say I have.


You need a password for SMB file shares to work.
Also it does provide some protection in case someone decided to crack your wifi or if you're on public wifi for some reason.
If by the wifi thing you mean someone putting a RAT (Remote Access Tool, basically a greatly enhanced and in most countries illegal keylogging virus that allows for TONS of invisible data-stealing or even taking over your inputs and is often used by tech support scammers) in your PC, then password still doesn't protect you since most RATs easily ignore passwords altogether due to the built-in keylogger that is always included in all high-profile RATs that runs from the moment the OS is loaded, making it very easy to steal your password to bypass any locks. Also bypasses SMB restrictions, on top of nobody even using SMB to steal stuff anymore due to all the limitations.
 

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If by the wifi thing you mean someone putting a RAT (Remote Access Tool, basically a greatly enhanced and in most countries illegal keylogging virus that allows for TONS of invisible data-stealing or even taking over your inputs and is often used by tech support scammers) in your PC, then password still doesn't protect you since most RATs easily ignore passwords altogether due to the built-in keylogger that is always included in all high-profile RATs that runs from the moment the OS is loaded, making it very easy to steal your password to bypass any locks. Also bypasses SMB restrictions, on top of nobody even using SMB to steal stuff anymore due to all the limitations.
There are many ways to get into a PC if you have access to the local network, unpassworded accounts just makes it way easier. You need access to the PC to begin with to install a RAT.
 
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