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Password and Dial-up connection

Posted on 2000-04-02
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When I start a remote connection, Windows shows a wrong default password, so I have to retype it each time. Can anybody help me?
Thanks.
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Question by:Galgani
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by:Corvax666
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What do you meen, wrong default password.  Do you meen that the asterix (*) aren't the same count.  Did you try to just connect, without re-typing the password?
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by:Galgani
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I didn't try to just connect, now I try it: it works!
Before close question, can you explain me why are too many asterix showed?

Please excuse my english...
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sb8gq earned 400 total points
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Showing the 'correct' number of asterix's would a allow a potenital hacker to know the length of your password, which would be one of the first steps to having your account hacked.

Steve
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by:Corvax666
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sb8gg,
is right, it will prevent people from finding how many letters you're password is composed of.  This will make it a lot more complicated to find it.  It usely puts 10 asterixs every where that  there's a password entered.
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