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Using Password Phrases For Better Security

Did you know that Windows supports using passwords of up to 127 characters? I don’t use passwords anymore, and I haven’t for years. I’ve switched to using password phrases instead.
Why do I use password phrases?

  • Why would you want to remember a password like 2%d7as$d when you could just remember a sentence like “nsync sucks giant monkey balls” or “I hate my ex-wife!” or “Holy hell does this job ****!”
  • You can use uppercase, lowercase, special characters, or even spaces… but you are using them in context, which makes it much more natural to remember.
  • Post-it notes on your monitor are not secure. Sorry.
  • Even the most efficient forms of password cracking, using pre-computed rainbow tables, will never be able to crack a password with 20 or more characters.
These days, windows passwords can be cracked in no more than a few seconds. If somebody can get physical access to your machine, they can boot off one of the hacker tool cds available all over the internet, and they will typically have your password in seconds, if they know what they are doing.
Even with brute force cracking, there is no possible way that you can crack a password that long. Even if somebody had the super computing power to do so, hopefully you change your password every few months or so.
It may be difficult to use password phrases on other operating systems, or especially on websites, because they don’t properly handle spaces in the password, or have a small password length limit. One of the tricks that I usually do is use a password phrase without the spaces, if I possibly can.
So go change your password now

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Don't know the administartor password for Ctrl alt delete


Just reset windows password directly.

If you have created a Windows password reset disk at some point in the past, use it at the windows logon screen to change your password. The password reset disk will still work even if you've changed your Windows password since creating the disk.

Otherwise, break windows password with the Windows Password Reset

May 15, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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no video card drivers for may dell inspiron 6000 model my os is windows 7 how can i download this thnks edwin


See if this helps:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Legacy/Pages/radeonaiw_vista32.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.21&lang=English

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