Sticky key attack is one of the old trick to hack user account password in Windows, and it works even today. This trick is all about creating a backdoor in windows system by replacing sethc.exe file with cmd.exe and after that u have to press Shift key 5 times on login screen and you get the command Prompt on login screen and run the ‘net user ’ command to change the password of administrator or any account in the system.
But don’t worry, this is about the attack and also you can keep yourself secure with this attack. Now to secure your system you just have to follow some simple steps as follows :
In Windows 7:
Check for sticky key backdoor “By pressing sticky key 5 times on login screen ” whenever you turn on the computer .
- Turn off the sticky Keys .
- Or you can use this step to disable the ‘net user’ command, so that if anybody make a backdoor in your system but he can’t change your password .
- Open the folder c:windowssystem32
- Search for ‘Net.exe’ over there and replace it with ‘cmd.exe’ or with any other ‘.exe’ file.
Open the file by inserting this C:Windowswinsxsx86_microsoft-windows-net-command-line-tool_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_5208a7a3d3caa54c on file browser manually and change the ‘net.exe’ with ‘cmd.exe’ or any other ‘.exe’ file.
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