Windows 8 to feature built-in password manager, synchronize between computers

By Jos · 17 replies
Dec 16, 2011
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  1. Microsoft hopes to simplify the task of managing multiple passwords with the next major release of its popular operating system. According to a post on the company's Building Windows 8…

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I crack Windows passwords all the time. Don't tell me I can't crack this so-called "master password" too. It's a good idea if individual websites get hacked, which doesn't happen that often, but a terrible idea if your Windows 8 machine gets hacked.
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    Nima304 I see your point... I dont know much, but I use a Linux boot up CD that deletes windows passwords for XP, Vista, and 7. Who knows if this will work for windows 8 yet... and highly doubt that this boot up disc has capabilities such as that.... but I could bet that it would be just as easy to figure out.

    However, this feature is lovely. I'm kinda excited about it, lets just hope that it's not that easy to key a "master password" to hack someone's Windows 8 computer, because then they would most likely have access to all your computers synced, and know exactly how many you have.
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    Oh and good luck using this feature with Chrome... :(
  5. gee, yet another 'feature' straight from os x... complete copy, and years behind. people who use windows are un-imaginative and dull, like it's programmers.
  6. Welcome to 1999:
  7. Actually all those "features straight from os x" were first done in Linux. Please take your fanboy attitude to somewhere it might be the apple store.
  8. Wow! This is amazing technology... How did Microsoft come up with such a great idea on there own?

    I sure wish I could do that on Mint Linux or Apple OSX.

    Oh yeah... I have been able to do this for years on Linux and OSX.

    Mcrosoft makes me laugh. :-b
  9. You do understand that the Windows Live passwords are not saved locally on the computer at all right? You can try all you want but there is nothing on the computer to crack. If you can hack into Windows Live servers and get the passwords, more power to you.
  10. OMG please tell me you people are not this retarded. Did you read the article? Or just up to a point then decide that your going to start bashing MSFT for copying something. Did you read about using Windows Live sign-ons (cloud based) and not have locally stored accounts? If anything its a slight knock off of Chromebooks, but it takes that to a different level with different types of security and login options. No Apple Has NOTHING like this. Not even close. They just STARTED getting into the cloud game and well it kinda sucks to boot. Google is the farthest along with Msft right on their heels but this pushes them in front. Try reading the entire article and understand the underlining technologies behind something before commenting.
  11. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    but...but its stores passwords just like my apple!!!!
  12. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    same guests... same guests everywhere!!! You guys need to grow some balls and create (or log into) your Techspot account. Take credit for what you are posting here.

    Apple technology may be more advanced (to some opinions)... however it's never seemed useful to me, or practical for whatever reason, to expensive as well. Linux, it well, useful to a point... but still not practical for everything I like to use a PC for.

    Fanboys will be fanboys, I'm just glad that Microsoft is going to get this integrated into their OS. Whether they copied it or not, who cares. Everyone copies someone at some point... it just depends on whether you can put your own spin on it and call it yours.
  13. Yeah because it's not like OS-X stole anything from Unix to sell right?
  14. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    I'm curious as to how secure this built-in password manager is...
  15. If it's as secure as Hotmail then I'll pass thanks. I hardly know a single person who hasn't had their Hotmail account hijacked.

    Trusting MS with security is like hiring al-Qaeda to protect the twin towers.
  16. dummybait

    dummybait TS Rookie Posts: 45

    The only reason OSX owners are trolling this crap is because they are board with their Prius... so to make themselves feel better, they must bash another OS... or anyone who uses it..

    so because my workplace uses windows...i must be dull... and because my gaming rig uses windows,...i must be dull, oh and unimaginative too.. oh and because i despise apple and there socialist ways...erm i must be dull... hmm ok
  17. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    OS password != Security
  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    whole discussion is dull - - DUH!

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