Journal Article on password management and recovery
Forgetting a password to your computer can lead to a number of issues, first of all access denied to your files and possibly important information and then if its urgent you will need to pursue maybe even data recovery for you computer based on the complexity of the problem and the operating system. Most users use windows operating system, but a growing number of users also use Linux operating systems.
While forgetting or losing a computer password can be quite a frequent problem, due to the increasing use of more difficult to remember passwords that need to include special characters and numbers in it to prevent hackers from guessing or brute forcing our passwords and gain entry into our computers and websites. Despite this a lost password or forgotten password is on of the most sought after solution on the internet due to the large and growing population of computer users . Many websites are dedicated to the sole purpose of providing a solution to this problem. One of the solutions to this problem is the use of custom created software to recover or regain access to your computer, by just resetting your existing password. There are many youtube videos that provide a solution for resetting your computer or laptop password within minutes via a USB stick or reset disk, that the software makes for you with the help of the provided software and guide.
Website also captures the most common passwords used for websites as well as computer which should be noted and avoided ,as these passwords can be easily guessed and used by the hackers or crackers or a person aiming to get access to your computer or password.
This password –reset works on all versions of windows
Most software providers cater to the most popular windows operating systems like Windows 7, Windows xp and vista but many of the software resetting software also provide a solution for computer password recovery for all versions of windows in that one software, including the latest version of windows 8.
There are still free methods that are available online for regaining access to your laptop or computer via DOS or then copying Sam files or then using user based command in the dos system, which can be daunting to a normal user and also hard to understand or follow for a user not accustomed to doing this sort of advanced commands. These methods however do not work on all versions of windows operating systems and there is no guarantee of 100% password recovery.
More Research needs to be done for free software for this purpose to find out free methods for getting access to your laptop or computer , while passwords resetting software like above do it quite easily.