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Choosing a Good Password

Creating a unique password helps stop someone from breaking into your accounts. Here are a few tips for creating a good password, and keeping it safe:
  • Be creative. Don’t use words that can be found in any dictionary.
  • Use at least eight characters.
  • Don’t use a password that you have used elsewhere.
  • Don’t use keyboard patterns (qwerty, asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
  • Create an acronym. Don’t use a common one, like NASA or SCUBA. Combine it with numbers and punctuation marks.
  • Include punctuation marks and numbers. Mix uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Include similar looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter ‘O’ or $ or 5 for the letter ‘S’, 3 for the letter ‘E’, @ for the letter ‘A’ etc.
  • Don’t make your password all numbers, all uppercase letters, or all lowercase letters.
  • Don’t use repeating characters (aa11).
  • Don’t use a password that is listed anywhere as an example of how to pick a good password.

Picking a good security question and answer:
  • Choose a question only you know the answer to – make sure the question isn’t associated with your password.
  • Pick a question that can’t be answered through research (for example, avoid your mother’s maiden name, your birth date, your first or last name, your grandchild’s name, your social security number, your phone number, your pet’s name, etc.).
  • Make sure your answer is memorable, but not easy to guess. Use an answer that is a complete sentence for even more security.

Reset Windows Password

To reset a forgotten administrator password, follow these steps:
Boot from Windows PE or Windows RE and access the command prompt.
Find the drive letter of the partition where Windows is installed. In Vista and Windows XP, it is usually C:, in Windows 7, it is D: in most cases because the first partition contains Startup Repair. To find the drive letter, type C: (or D:, respectively) and search for the Windows folder. Note that Windows PE (RE) usually resides on X:.
Type the following command (replace “c:” with the correct drive letter if Windows is not located on C:):
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
This creates a copy of sethc.exe to restore later.
Type this command to replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe:
copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
Reboot your computer and start the Windows installation where you forgot the administrator password.
After you see the logon screen, press the SHIFT key five times.
You should see a command prompt where you can enter the following command to reset the Windows password.
net user you_user_name new_password
If you don’t know your user name, just type net user to list the available user names. You can now log on with the new password.
I recommend that you replace sethc.exe with the copy you stored in the root folder of your system drive in step 3. For this, you have to boot up again with Windows PE or RE because you can’t replace system files while the Windows installation is online. Then you have to enter this command:
copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

How to change AOL Password

  1. Sign in to AOL with existing password
  2. Options (right hand top of screen)
  3. Click "My account"
  4. Click "Password change" (towards bottom of screen).
  5. Answer security question
  6. Choose new password (You will have to enter new password twice)
  7. Click "Save" (If accepted will say "Thank you, your password was changed")
  8. Go back to AOL and sign in with your Username (email address) and NEW password.

NOTE: You will have to sign out on ALL computers you check mail from (phone, laptops, tablets, work computers, etc)

How can I change my WebMail Password?

Login at: https://www.knzhosting.com/webmail
From this location you will be able to:
  • Change Password
  • Setup 'Auto Responders'
  • Configure Mail Client
  • Email Filtering
  • Email Trace

You will also be able to Enable/Disable the automatic loading of your chosen WebMail Interface.