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Hack Windows Password in 2 Minutes

hackerAt least, that is how long it would take me to hack into any Microsoft Windows account – 2 minutes! Very worrisome, isn’t it? Goes to show that anyone that thinks his data is safe just because it is tucked away in his passworded Windows account would really need to have a rethink.

I will not go through the process of how to go about hacking a Windows account here,sorry, but a quick search on the Internet would give you a number of options you can use.

So does it mean all hope of having a secured Windows Operating System is lost? Far from it!

One quick option that is within the reach of about anyone is the use of BIOS PASSWORD.

A BIOS password can be very effective at controlling access to your personal computer. All you need do is access the setup menu of your laptop and enable the Bios Password. Subsequently, once you switch on your PC – at the hardware level – you are prompted to insert a password before booting up any Operating System. If the computer won’t boot up until a password is entered, it is effectively useless to most would be opportunist hackers or other intruders.

However, the Bios Password is not hackproof. A determined hacker can still use online resources to hack the password or may just extract the hard-drive from the laptop, insert into another and hack away.

Another option is creating vaults within your hard-drive using tools like Steganos Safe software. The software allows you to protect your data in several ways. It enables you to create a secure area on your hard-drive or on removable media such as a USB key. It works just like a real vault, protecting all of your data from unauthorized third-party access. Without the right password, nobody can retrieve the contents. You can read more about this software here.

Lastly, we have Microsoft’s own Bitlocker. Probably the most secure of the lot, BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full disk encryption feature included with the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft’s Windows Vista, Windows 7, and with Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 8 desktop operating systems. The latest version of BitLocker, included in Windows 7 and Windows 8 adds the ability to also encrypt removable drives, as described here.

Bitlocker is an effective and essential tool for protecting sensitive data, it effectively addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.

BitLocker lets you encrypt the hard drives allowing you to protect your hard drive from offline attack.  This is the type of attack where a malicious user will take the hard drive from your mobile machine and connect it to another machine so they can harvest your data.  BitLocker also protects your data if a malicious user boots from an alternate Operating System.  With either attack method, BitLocker encrypts the hard drive so that when someone has physical access to the drive, the drive is unreadable.

Now if there is a need to harvest data from a hard drive when a machine fails, there are tools that you can use which will prompt the admin for the recovery key that was given when Bitlocker was being enabled on the drive.

Note that BitLocker does not protect the computer contents while Windows is running.  BitLocker was specifically built for offline attacks.

For those without these versions of Windows, you may consider drive encryption softwares like DiskCryptor or Truecrypt.

There are still many more data security options out there not mentioned but the ones listed are very much tested and so far, trusted. No one knows tomorrow though. 🙁

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Steganos Safe Genuine Serial Number For FREE

Steganos SafeSteganos Safe 2012 offers an easy way to create a virtual safe to protect your data. You can store any kind of files within the safe; Music, movies, pictures, documents, and well, naughty stuffs too, right on your laptop or external drives. The safe utilizes the latest encryption technology named Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) which is also used by US Govt. Without the right password, nobody can retrieve the contents of your vault, even you!

Alternatively, the program offers a Pic-Pass feature. This enables you to use images to access the safe instead of password, which is a nice option for those who do not want to remember more passwords.

The unlocked safe seamlessly integrates itself in the system as a disk drive and can be used from any application. For example, you can save files you’re working on in Word directly to Steganos Safe 2012. If desired, you can even launch the safe directly from Windows.

 Some key features of “Steganos Safe”

  •     Highly secure encryption · The algorithm used for encryption, AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), protects your sensitive data with 256-bit encoding. Thanks to multicore support, it can do this in real time and it’s uncrackable!
  •     Vaults up to 1 Terabyte · Encrypted virtual safes protect documents, photos and videos on PCs and laptops. Each data vault – any number of which can be set up – holds up to 1,000 GB = 1 terabyte! The size of safes can also be modified at a later stage by using the practical slide control.
  •     Portable safe – the vault to take with you · The data vault you can take with you – on a USB stick, CD, DVD or BluRay disc. Practical: you don’t need any extra software to open a Steganos Portable Safe™ on another computer.
  •     Invisible. The hidden safe · Steganos Safe not only encrypt your data, but also inconspicuously hides it in a picture, piece of music or a video. So you can even file away highly sensitive data.
  •     Steganos Shredder · Personal data like your private documents, pictures or videos can get into the wrong hands if you send your computer off to a repair or sell it. You can prevent that from happening! Steganos Shredder permanently deletes the traces you leave behind on your PC – totally automatically if desired.
  •     Quick and easy· If desired, you can open and close your safe with practical keyboard shortcuts. Shortcuts to opened safes are created on the desktop. Data can then be easily copied to the safe with a simple drag & drop. Or automatically launch the safe upon logging into your computer. Applications can also be automatically launched after you’ve opened the drive.

System Requirements
· 100 MB of space on your hard drive for installation
· At least 256 MB of free memory
· At least Pentium or comparable CPU
· Internet connection (must-have for product activation and updates)

Giveaway

Get Steganos Safe 2012 v13 Genuine Serial Number For FREE. Open the following webpage from the developer’s website and just fill a short form only asking your email address. Finally press button “Abschicken”.
An email containing your GENUINE serial number and the download link would be sent to the email address you provided.
PS : Please note that this is not the latest version of this software but it does the job quite well. Hurry while the offer is still up!