Securing your Windows computer with syskey

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At an event a few weeks back, Steve Lamb mentioned using the syskey utility to secure a Windows system. Even though it’s a standard Windows utility, I’d never heard of it before and Steve has now written about syskey on his blog, along with a follow up post on storing the keys on a USB token (think of it as a kind of ignition key for a Windows computer).

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