Is my user password protected, and what does it protect against?

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  1. Posts : 11,327
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #11

    EmilDK said:
    Does that mean my that Windows user is password protected?
    Emil,

    Yes.

    And do remember that, even if you have set up a PIN for convenience, you should write down the full password somewhere secure yet accessible.

    Denis
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  2. Posts : 34,884
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #12

    You are over-focussing on password and permissions protection (think libraries such as Documents- if there are several user accounts, one can't see the other's desktop or library files for example).

    Same thing with permissions in terms of sharing over a network. How much can you see of another PC on the network?

    But that's unrelated to attacks crafted to access data.

    Passwords, as I said right at the start, offer limited protection and only where users are well-behaved.

    If someone clever wants to infiltrate your PC, they will. Encryption - or 'air gapping' - no connection - are far better protection than a mere password.
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  3. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Further questions


    I ran a net share command

    And i got the same result as this:
    Is my user password protected, and what does it protect against?-net-share.jpg

    1.
    Are those default shared folders in Windows? (The screenshot)

    2.
    Can those folders be compromised, infected etc. like regular shared folders?

    3
    File and Printer sharing is only available, when Network Discovery is turned ON?

    4.
    When Network Discovery is turned OFF, are the Default folders presented in the Command Prompt screenshot still available on the network?

    5.
    When Network Discovery is turned off, is it then impossible for a hacker, who has access to my network, to see and locate my PC system?

    Thanks for replying

    Best regards
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  4. Posts : 34,884
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #14

    Neworking- review the settings necessary to establish this in the appropriate tutorial.

    You will find 2 encryptions options, and options
    - to require password validation or not
    - whether the newtork is private or public
    - to which folders access is granted

    for example.

    I.e. which options are chosen give more or less security.

    Some things you will need to experiment with. Good luck in your quest on security questions which need to be addressed to a forum dedicated to security and hacking.
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  5. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #15

    dalchina said:
    Neworking- review the settings necessary to establish this in the appropriate tutorial.

    You will find 2 encryptions options, and options
    - to require password validation or not
    - whether the newtork is private or public
    - to which folders access is granted

    for example.

    I.e. which options are chosen give more or less security.

    Some things you will need to experiment with. Good luck in your quest on security questions which need to be addressed to a forum dedicated to security and hacking.
    Do you have any direct / clear answers for the post above?

    Big thanks for your help so far! Much appreciated

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    Try3 said:
    Emil,

    Yes.

    And do remember that, even if you have set up a PIN for convenience, you should write down the full password somewhere secure yet accessible.

    Denis
    Are you able to anwer some of the points in the post above?

    Further questions
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