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Author Topic: Win 8 password security review  (Read 2989 times)

SKA

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Win 8 password security review
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:08:10 PM »
http://securitynirva...ssword-security.html

Windows 8 stores logon passwords in plain-text:
http://www.passcape....md=details&id=27

Dan Goodin (at arstechnica) has this story, based on input from passcape, Adam Caudill, Brandon Wilson and Per  Thorsheim(author of first article above):
http://arstechnica.c...rds-easier-to-steal/

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« Last Edit: October 25, 2012, 12:26:47 PM by SKA, Reason: Added two links from comments in first article »

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Re: Win 8 password security review
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 09:11:07 PM »
Thanks!  A lot of good and enlightening information in that article.

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Re: Win 8 password security review
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 09:25:30 PM »
Interesting read, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Win 8 password security review
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 02:44:13 AM »
Insanity.

This is the kind of thing that sortakinda makes sense for a tablet or smartphone OS, but for the desktop? *sigh*. Oh sure, you can create a "local-only" account in Win8, but how long until Microsoft removes this feature? Win9? Win10?
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Re: Win 8 password security review
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 10:04:32 AM »
Thanks so much, SKA, for posting this link.  If I ever needed another reason not to move to Windows 8, this is it.