Questions tagged [windows-8]

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Do you really have to go to the extremes this guide says? [duplicate]

http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-stay-anonymous-with-tor-1498876762 Alright, so here's a lifehacker guide on how to remain anonymous. Do you really have to go to this high level of extreme to remain ...
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How can I remove Sticky Keys Exploit via cmd? [closed]

Recently, on my Windows 8.1 VM, I added a "Sticky Keys" exploit because I forgot my password. Now, I wish to remove it via cmd. This is what I imputed: REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\...
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Capture windows cmd prompt execution? [closed]

Occasionally (one/two times a day), on my Win 8.1 PC there's a cmd prompt popping up for about 0.1 sec, and closes automatically. It's scary, and I wonder if there's a way to capture who's doing it (...
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How Windows 8 and Windows 10 hash account password?

I need some accurate information about how Windows 8 and Windows 10 perform hashing user account passwords. I know that they are stored in SAM file and NTLMv2 algorithm is used. But while using ...
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Sandboxing IE on metro interface

I hold a tablet with Windows 8.1. When I'm on the desktop interface I do use Sandboxie for normal internet usage to prevent having Windows infected. I wonder if there is a way to do the same with the ...
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1e100.net Remote Address downloading something to my system behind the scenes [duplicate]

I have a brand new PC I got yesterday and am forced to use a dialup connection in the area I live in. Something was downloading from my internet last night behind the scenes even after I had all ...
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AutoRun/AutoPlay in Windows 8

It's widely known and accepted by most tech-savvy people, especially those with an affinity for security, that AutoRun/AutoPlay should be disabled due to a number of attack vectors that it opens up. ...
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Official proof (document) that Linux is safer and faster than Windows [closed]

I work for the Mexican government, and even though everyone involved in Linux knows that it is safer and runs faster in most instances, I have not found an official document or authority that I can ...
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Reverse DoS Attack [closed]

Is there anything on a computer or a router that prevents a hacker from doing a DoS on you. So let's say that you are going to https://www.google.com/. When you enter that in the search bar, it sends ...
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Can I do hacking using Windows OS? [closed]

I have searched the web a numerous times but haven't found an explicit answer to my question. I've studied (at school and on my own) computer networks for 2 years, doing active programming for 4 years ...