Win Xp Password Protection

  Fatbelly 10:50 12 Oct 2003
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Hi all,
I have got Win Xp home on my Laptop.

Because I have a lot of personal info on my Laptop ( bank details, insurance policy numbers etc etc), I have protected access by using a password in case it gets stolen.

My question is this how safe/good is the password system on WIN XP?

If the worst happens and my laptop was stolen how easy is the password protection for a thief / hacker to get past?

  rawprawn 12:01 12 Oct 2003

I don,t think it would be very difficult, I have a similar problem & I try to store all private details like that on a CD. I also have a program called Hide Folders XP which does give added security click here

there is software on the internet that will break passwords and is foc, for general people you would be ok but be aware

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