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Questions tagged [windows-8]

Windows 8 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows and is the successor to Windows 7, scheduled for release on October 26, 2012. If your issue does not relate to security issues ask in superuser.stackexchange.com

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How secure is Windows 8's Picture Password login?

The final Windows 8 build has been released to manufacturing. One of the new features of Windows 8 is "Picture Password", where the end user logs on to Windows by clicking a specific pattern on the ...
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Does Windows have a built-in password store?

What passwords are stored in Microsoft Windows? How can I know what password are saved in computer?
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What is HiASLR?

I have been hearing this word the whole day long. Can any one give me a brief intro? How does it differ from ASLR?
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Can autoplay USB stick spread virus to windows 8 or 10?

Autoplay was a security hole on older versions of Windows, but can I trust newer version like Windows 8 or 10 to insert USB stick without turning autoplay off?
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Does KASLR really provide more security against exploits?

I know all about how ASLR works, and how it has been implemented on both Linux and Windows systems. It provides an extra layer of protection that malware has to take into account. But nowadays with ...
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(ctrl + alt + del) on Windows 8/8.1/10

After seeing this answer I wondered, how is this done in newer versions of windows, where [ctrl + alt + del] is no longer required for login? Was this feature just removed, or is it somehow ...
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How does Bitlocker only-PIN method work?

Microsoft explained USB-key and TPM based BitLocker decryption process on this article. USB-Key process: The steps in the illustrated sequence are as follows: 1- The operating system starts ...
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Deleted files and their traces

Lets say we delete various files , from hard disk A, with shift - delete , windows 8 . Then we copy new files to the same hard disk A. Then those new files we just copied there to hard disk A, we ...
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Security behind the windows 8 eye

I use the Windows 8 operating system. Whenever I navigate to the login page of Internet Explorer 10, or even the login screen of the operating system, I see an eye symbol at the end of the password ...