Can a hacker access all user accounts?

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Can a hacker access all user accounts?

    Hello everyone!

    As you know, Windows allows you to set up multiple user accounts on one computer. If I got hacked, can the hacker access all user accounts, or just the one I was using at the time I was hacked?

    Thanks! :)
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    Windows 7

    If you were to be hacked, nothing is certain. Anything and everything could be compromised. That is not to say it would be, just that it could be.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1909 Build 18363.778

    If you were hacked then it would initially mean the user account you were using at the time had been hacked. Only those areas of the computer that that user account had access to would be accessible to the hacker.
    - If the hacked user account was a Standard user account then only that user account's folders would be accessible.
    - If the hacked user account was an Admin user account then all other user accounts' folders would also be accessible.

    Naturally, having gained a foothold the hacker would attempt to go further and infiltrate all other areas of the computer but that would be a separate task.

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  4. Posts : 5
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info!
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