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  1.    26 Jun 2015 #451

    Wynona said: View Post
    Are there any about the PIN not showing networked items?

    I have seen some unique ones that I haven't had.

    I'll stick with a password.. a good one is very hard to crack/hack. A pin is just to short for my taste.
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       26 Jun 2015 #452

    Wynona said: View Post
    <sniffle> <sniffle> <sniff> Wasn't yelling. <whine>
    Oh sorry. I thought it was you. It was a puppy barking outside.
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       26 Jun 2015 #453

    Wynona said: View Post
    Are there any about the PIN not showing networked items?

    I have seen some unique ones that I haven't had.
    I am using PIN on my Win8.1 T100 tablet. It's working fine. But apparently not on 10.
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       26 Jun 2015 #454

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I'll stick with a password.. a good one is very hard to crack/hack. A pin is just to short for my taste.
    When I first set up the PIN, it told me that PINs are the hardest of all to crack; I vaguely remember that it said (I think) it's on your computer and nowhere else. I've slept since then, so . . .

    PINs are so much more convenient, and since this is a test computer, I don't do anything extraordinarily special on it, so no worries about being hacked.

    What any hacker won't find are my data files, since I unplug the external hard drive.

    Hmmm, if the PIN won't let you see your networked devices, I guess the hacker can't see them either?
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  5.    26 Jun 2015 #455

    Wynona said: View Post
    When I first set up the PIN, it told me that PINs are the hardest of all to crack; I vaguely remember that it said (I think) it's on your computer and nowhere else. I've slept since then, so . . .

    PINs are so much more convenient, and since this is a test computer, I don't do anything extraordinarily special on it, so no worries about being hacked.
    Isn't the pin only 4 numbers long?? I would think a 8-15 character password with upper, lower case letters and numbers would be far harder to crack.
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       26 Jun 2015 #456

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Isn't the pin only 4 numbers long?? I would think a 8-15 character password with upper, lower case letters and numbers would be far harder to crack.
    I wish I could remember the exact wording of the blurb saying PINs are safer. I will make sure to write it down with the next clean installation of Windows 10.
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  7.    26 Jun 2015 #457

    Wynona said: View Post
    I wish I could remember the exact wording of the blurb saying PINs are safer. I will make sure to write it down with the next clean installation of Windows 10.
    They are safe.. I just prefer the longer password.
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       26 Jun 2015 #458

    Before a hacker can get into your computer, they have to get through your firewall. The PIN or Password is useful if there's more than one user on a PC or if you are in the office and leave your PC after work hours. Or if you have a laptop that you bring with you everyday. A password will prevent someone from getting into your data if you lost your laptop. I've been using a PC at home for over 10 years without a password.
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  9.    26 Jun 2015 #459

    Wynona said: View Post
    Are there any about the PIN not showing networked items?

    I have seen some unique ones that I haven't had.
    Go to Windows Feedback and search "pin not working" and it will list most of them including not working in 10130.
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  10.    26 Jun 2015 #460

    On my personal computers I never used passwords to BOOT but banking and other very personal stuff are protected with strong passwords not allowed to be remembered on the computer. For getting in the system from outside, PIN is yet another layer of protection, they would still have to deal with password even if they broke the PIN.
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