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My compaq presario was stolen can someone get in

My compaq presario was stolen can someone get in without the password

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Sorry to hear that. Yes. There are ways to hack thru the log on screen. Start keeping an eye on any credit card/bank/debit accounts for unauthorized activity. Changing passwords on any important online accounts like online banking accounts would be a good measure as well.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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