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Windows 8Tags: Windows 8, vulnerability, authentication

Administrator Windows 8 can reveal the passwords of other users.

Company experts Password Recovery Software (PRS) have discovered a serious vulnerability in the new Windows 8 authentication mechanisms. It is about authentication methods through photographs and a PIN. Note that authentication with pictures in Windows 8 allows the user to select any photo, and then perform the following steps using the touch panel, for example, to draw a line between the hand and the nose or make a loop between two specific points in the image. Exact repeat these steps to confirm the identity of a system user. (more…)