No matter if you’ve got Windows XP, Vista or 7; if you forget the administrator password for the system, there are very few ways to get back in again. In fact, the only two ways to regain access to your PC if you don’t have the password any more, is to either reinstall the system, or to “hack” it with a special piece of software.First, let’s talk about reinstalling your system. Windows is just a big program that runs on your PC. This means that you can “reinstall” it to gain access to your computer again. However, this presents a HUGE problem – reinstalling Windows will literally wipe your hard drive and will leave your computer without any of your settings, files or programs that you had installed before. This method is not recommended if you want to keep your files / programs… and is only used by a select few people who just want to get access to their PC again.The more robust method to regain access to your PC is to use a special piece of software, known as a ‘password resetter’ tool. This software basically loads up before Windows loads and then “hacks” the files inside your system that contain the password. We’re lucky in that all versions of Windows keep their passwords stored in the same way, meaning that you can use one of these programs to load up onto your Windows 7 system, change the various files & folders that store the password, and allow you to log in again.This technique is preferred by most, and is the one that will reset the password of your PC without any further problems. Of course, you could also reinstall your computer – but that would lead your system to have none of your files / settings inside. You can use the password reset software to quickly gain access to your PC again, by letting it “hack” your system’s files & settings.
Hacking is a blanket term used to describe when someone has gained unauthorized access to your email account, computer, network, or online security system. Essentially, its like breaking and entering but on your computer using the internet.Is hacking easy? On a basic level, hacking is not a difficult task. More people have gained the skills to perform the steps needed to gain unauthorized access your accounts and steal information. For example, stealing a Facebook or email password and ID to gain access to someone’s personal data is essentially hacking. Many hackers simply guess your password. It is well known that sadly most people use 1234 and “password” as a password on their email accounts. Your email address is seen as a gateway to your private online information so this is often the target of most hackers. More sophisticated methods are used for stealing someone’s information. Phishing, Spam, Trojan Horses, and Spyware are all common was for online criminals to get into your accounts.
There are also extremely sophisticated hacking methods that I cannot explain and probably most people lack the vocabulary to understand. These hackers break even the most extreme security measures of corporations and governments.How can you protect yourself against hacking?There is only one answer to this question. You should beef up your security online. This is not a difficult task at all. The first step you should take is creating strong passwords for all your email accounts. A strong password is a long random sequence of letters, numbers and any “special character”. An example of a special character would be @ or & sign. You might want to use Microsoft’s free password strength checker: https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx.Another way to increase your online security is to have adequate spyware protection. If you are have no idea what program you need, there are tons of excellent software already installed on Windows that will protect you. However, Microsoft’s Security Essentials may require a download or upgrade for earlier version of Windows.
What does Sarah Palin, Paris Hilton, Facebook, and the Pentagon have in common? They have all been hacked. Don’t be fooled by thinking hackers aim for only high profile targets. Hacking of personal data is on the rise and not many of us are safe. Reports of hackers breaking into personal email and social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter have increased sharply over the past few years.Hacking is a blanket term used to describe when someone has gained unauthorized access to your email account, computer, network, or online security system. Essentially, its like breaking and entering but on your computer using the internet.
Windows Vista is the new operating system from Microsoft. It offers new and improved features. It also offers some of the same features that we are all used to. Windows Vista came out earlier this year and offers a new visual interface. This new Windows Vista visual interface is called Windows Aero. There are also new tools included within Windows Vista like a new DVD Maker that many users like. Microsoft is also trying to link Windows Vista with their other home console – the XBOX 360. Of course, with each new operating system comes some criticism. One of the best and newest advantages of Windows Vista is its new security features. Windows Vista provides great security features that help to prevent people from hacking into your system. If you try to do certain sensitive actions, it will ask you for a password. This will help to prevent people from entering your system without permission.The new version of Internet Explorer in Windows Vista has also upgraded its security features. It has new filters and parental controls to keep you safe while you are surfing online. Windows Vista also sports a new robust anti-spam guard. This is called Windows Defender, and it will help keep you safe from spyware and adware that can slow down your system.Windows Vista’s security features aren’t the only new advantages to the operating system. There is also a new, more visual, user interface with Windows Vista. Microsoft has called this Windows AERO. The AERO stands for authentic, energetic, reflective, and open. It is a new 3D interface making it easier to use. All the new graphics in Windows Vista will really take advantage of the new technology they have added to the operating system.Windows Vista makes it easy to set up small business offices to large mega corporations. It does this using its new imaging technology. Using this new Windows Vista technology, it has become more cost effective to switch an entire office over to the new operating system.
· Microsoft has also made it easier to use applications on Windows Vista. With its improved peer-to-peer sharing, as well as .NET framework, it has become easier to use a variety of applications.Windows Vista provides new levels of stability as well. Its new driver system makes access and using most program drivers more stable. They have designed a sort of two-tier system which can help prevent crashes. The new Windows Vista system also will detect driver problems as soon as they occur, and the program will restart it automatically without having to reboot the entire system.Another great new feature to Windows Vista is a feature called sleep. It takes the best qualities of hibernate and standby and combines them into one. With sleep, in Windows Vista, you can quickly and easily temporarily stop your computer without having to shut the whole thing down. This is also a great energy saving tool embedded in Windows Vista as well.A new program called SuperFetch allows for Windows Vista to access and load programs faster. No more wait times. SuperFetch with Windows Vista uses a new intelligent proprietary system based around the programs you use often. It pre-loads these files or programs into its memory so it can launch them faster. This eliminates the slow response after rebooting your computer with Windows Vista.In the past, if your computer started to run slowly, it was usually an issue with your RAM (random access memory). After that, you would have to remove the RAM and add more to fix the problem. This can void warranties, or it can just become a hassle, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. With Windows Vista, you can now plug in a USB drive or flash drive, and Windows Vista will use that to help boost its performance. No more rebooting, or having to buy new RAM chips with this OS.