Friday, March 29, 2013

Steps for Creating Password of Your Windows System When You Are in Domain

A domain is a unit of devices or computers over a network. All the computers in a domain have some common procedures and rules. Like a normal computer (that is not in any domain), you can password protect your computer that is in a domain by logging in as administrator. This is for ensuring the security and authenticity of your invaluable data. However, chances of failure of password protection process are high in a computer that is in domain because of the group policies that may prevent you from accomplishing the task. 

Therefore, follow below mentioned steps to create password for your computer that is on a domain:

  • Open user account by going through ‘Start >> Control Panel >> User Accounts’ and after that click ‘User Accounts’.
  • Go to ‘Manage User Accounts’. However, if you are asked for the confirmation or administrator password, then supply confirmation or type the admin password. 
  • Go to ‘Users’ tab, select the account of that you want to create the password and after that click ‘Reset Password’.
  • The ‘New password’ box opens, provide the new password here and retype it on ‘Confirm new password’ box and after that click ‘OK’.

Therefore, with the help of the above steps, you can password protect your computer that is on a domain. Moreover, to maintain the integrity of your system, it is suggested to apply a strong password and change it regularly. However, many times in this process of protecting computer from unwanted accesses, it is seen that people forget the applied passwords. Password loss is one of the most annoying situations as you become unable to recall the thing that you were using. In such situations of password loss of Windows system that is on domain, use of professional Windows password recovery software is recommended.

Professional Windows password recovery software has understandable user interface that guides users throughout password recovery process. Most of the tools reset Windows passwords for administrators and other user login accounts. Some tools find out the domain name, user name, and password for all Network Applications or ‘Remote Desktop’. 

However, if you do not want to use professional password recovery software, then you can recover the password from the hint that you have applied while creating the password. If you have not created the hint, then using the ‘Password Rest Disk’ can do the needful for you, which must be created before you have lost the password of your system. If you do not have password reset disk as well, then using professional tool is the best method to overcome the loss.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tips to Create and Maintain Strong Password for Windows

The best way to protect your computer from hackers and unauthorized accesses is password. Protecting all the accounts on your computer with a strong password keeps you away from the fear of losing your valuable data through unwanted means. However, do you know that what exactly is a strong password? Most of the times we think that we have applied a strong password for protecting our system, but a hacker cracks it too and we do not understand why.

Well, in such cases the password you think is a strong password does not come under this category because it may have:
  • Less than eight characters
  • Your user name, company name, or your real name
  • A complete word
  • Exactly same as a previous password
  • Not containing characters from each of the following four categories:
    • 1st Category of Characters: ‘Upper Case Letters’: A, B, C, and so on.
    • 2nd Category of Characters: Lower Case Letters’: a, b, c, and so on.
    • 3rd Category of Characters: Numerals: 0, 1, 2, 3, and so on.
    • 4th Category of Characters: Symbols: `, !, ~, $, %, #, *, and so on.
If your password is containing characters from all the above character sets, is having more than or equal to eight characters, and is not a common word, then you can categorize it under strong password. However, a password can be a week password even after meeting all the above criteria. For example Complete12# is a week password because it is containing a complete word, whereas Com 12 lete# is a relatively stronger one. This is because the second password has replaced some of the characters from numbers and included the space as well.

Therefore, remember the following points before creating password to make it strong:
  • Length of the password: The first requirement is to have long password. Ensure that your password is having more than eight characters.
  • Make it complex: Do not provide a complete word because password hacking tools easily crack a full word. To make it complex, use your complete keyboard, include alphabets, numeric characters, and symbols more vividly and thus ensure security.
  • Change it regularly: It is always recommended to change your password on regular basis at least once in every quarter.
  • Keep it different: Using same password for multiple applications calls the threat. Try to keep different passwords for different applications.
However, following the above recommendations for creating password from your computer, there can be chances wherein you may forget the password. Some of the tips for maintaining and remembering strong passwords are:
  • Create a phrase or acronym for passwords, such as My wife’s birthday is January 14 and use this phrase as Mvibdi Z 14/Jan.
  • Create something new in your password like relate it with your favorite hobby or sport  such as you love swimming as Iluv 2 sw!m.
However, despite this if you forget your Windows system password then you for sure encounter the loss of your entire information. In such situations using proficient Windows password recovery software is recommended. Professional password recovery tool for Windows resets Windows passwords for user login and administrator accounts and thus overcomes the unavailability of precious information stored in your system. 
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