Where does Passwords are stored in PC?

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Let us first understand the Windows credentials validate process and known where passwords are stored in PC.

To login into Windows computer, Windows credentials are validated against the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database on the local computer,all user accounts,password are stored in SAM database. When a user try to login into computer and types in password,Winlogon.exe is the executable file responsible for managing secure user interactions.

The Winlogon service initiates the logon process for Windows operating systems by passing the credentials collected by user action on the secure (Logon UI) PC to the Local Security Authority (LSA) through Secur32.dll.
Local security information is stored in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESECURITY.

Where does Windows 10 store Passwords?

Windows 10 Stores password in Credential Manager.
In search bar Type in Control panel
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsCredential Manager
Credential Manager has two sections 1) Web Credentials 2)Windows Credentials
As the name defines they store password of websites login id and password in Web credentials and Windows login credentials – windows login user id and password

Where are WIFI passwords stored in Windows registry?

WIFI Password are stored in the Registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWZCSVCParametersInterfaces [Interface Guide].

Where are passwords stored in windows 10 registry?

In Windows 10 Search bar Type in Regedit, open Registry Editor Application and navigate to ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon and scroll down to “DefaultPassword.”

How to enabled cached logon credential in Windows?

When a user logs on to a domain joined computer, the user credentials are validated by Domain controller, If the domain controller not available or computer is off the network, then cached credentials on local computer will validate the password. The cached credential are stored in registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESECURITY cache

How do I find stored passwords on my computer

In search bar Type in Control panel
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsCredential Manager

How to find saved passwords on chrome

When you open Chrome browser you will logged in to browser using a gmail account, all your website username and passwords are stored. When you login into another computer open chrome browser and logged with Gmail account will be able to access same with password stored on chrome. To View saved passwords in Chrome open chrome browser Type this syntax : chrome://settings/passwords

What is Credential Guard in Windows 10?

Credential Guard in Windows helps keep attackers from gaining access through
Pass-the-Hash or Pass-the-Ticket attacks

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