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  • Question

  • Is it safe to store secure files on a networked Windows 10 PC desktop ?

    I am talking about passwords etc ..

    Surely access to users desktops should be password protected ?

    Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:38 PM

All replies

  • Frankly speaking nothing is secured when a person enters the world of internet :)

    I shall suggest you to protect and secure them with strong passwords.

    Keeping a strong password is the first step in reducing the chances of data theft. To keep your online accounts as secure as possible, your passwords must:

    • be of at least eight characters.
    • include a combination of numbers, upper and lower case letters and symbols.
    • Not be a dictionary word.
    • Also make use of two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, to add another layer of security to your account, whenever given the option. More preferably, if a platform is not offering 2FA, choose one that does.


    S.Sengupta,Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT, Windows Insider MVP

    Monday, November 18, 2019 1:54 AM
  • Hi

    You can use BitLocker to store secure files, which you access from Control Panel > System and Security > Manage BitLocker.

    More details you could refer to the following Microsoft article:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-overview

    Hope can help you. Have a nice day!

    Best regards

    Kiki


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    Monday, November 18, 2019 7:35 AM
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    Best Regards,

    Kiki


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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:46 AM