Recently, password security and software security in Windows 7 has been widely discussed all around the world. Password security involves in Windows password setup, Windows 7 password recovery, Windows 7 password policies, etc. And software security mainly refers to the malware infection in Windows 7 machines lately.
Just weeks before the release of Windows 8, Microsoft’s Windows 7 has finally topped Windows XP as the most popular global desktop OS. In December, the latest data released by Net Application shows that, though Windows 8 added its market share from 1.09 percent in November to 1.64, Windows 7 has also increased from 44.71 percent in November to 45.11 percent. There is no doubt that Windows 7, a “simpler, faster, more responsive” operation system debuting on Oct. 22, 2009, has been the best-seller operation system in the history of Microsoft. With more and more Windows 7 users, the issue on Windows 7 security becomes extremely important to us.
Many Windows 7 users complain that hackers crack their passwords for many times recently. As we all know, Windows 7 login password is a powerful tool to help users protect hackers or peepers from logging in Windows 7 systems. As for Windows 7 password security, the password policies in Windows 7 should be mentioned firstly. In Windows 7, users can customize their own password policies to ensure password security, including the maximum or minimum password length, password complexity requirement, password age, etc. Therefore, users should check whether their password policies are safe or not every now then. Besides, since forgetting Windows 7 passwords is a common thing, users should choose a reliable way to reset their password when they forget it. Users should have the awareness that many hackers may crack your Windows 7 password when you download or use their malware. Another reason which results to Windows 7 passwords hack may lie in the repeat use of the same password in different occasions.
Besides, malware infection in Windows 7 is also a big puzzle troubled many Windows 7 users these days. According to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, comparing the last quarter of 2011 to the first half of 2012, the average number of infected Windows 7 SP1 computers increased by 23% on 32-bit systems and 7% on 64-bit systems. And at the same time, the average number of Windows XP SP3 PCs infected by malware increased by about 10%. In the report, Microsoft analyzes the reason, “This may be caused in part by increasing acceptance and usage of the newest consumer version of Windows,” and they insist, “As the Windows 7 install base has grown up, new users are likely to possess a lower degree of security awareness than the early adopters and be less aware of safe online practices.” Actually, we can do a lot to prevent malware. First of all, be very skeptical of random pop-up windows, error messages and attachments. A lot of malware may be installed when you click on these things. Secondly, if you get a piece of spam, let your mail software know. You’d better develop the habit to remove spam timely. Last but not least, before you install any new software, Google the name of it firstly.
In order to protect your data and information from hacking in Windows 7, more attention should be paid to ensure system security. It is closely related to every user’s privacy and benefit. Take it seriously!