inquiry on the SYSKEY feature

  1. Pathfinder's Avatar
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    inquiry on the SYSKEY feature


    ive never bothered to study about syskey until recently.. is it better to save the program onto flash drive? my pc was hijacked last year where a malicious program took control over it..so thats what got me thinking..
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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    Syskey will be removed in version 1709, it is not recommended to use it anymore. From Wikipedia:

    Syskey utility will be removed in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Server "RS3" due to its weak cryptography and ransomware scams risks. Microsoft recommends BitLocker as replacement.
    Features removed or Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - Windows 10 Forums

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  3. Pathfinder's Avatar
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    ah ok. hmmm another update on the horizon..hope it will mirror that of the WCU. cheers
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