Write in a technical, professional style. Include a list of URLs and other resources you used for research.

Assignment Paper InstructionsFor every assignment:Read the directions carefully. Ensure that your assignment addresses all of the points given and questions asked.Do some research online beyond what is covered in class and in the textbook.Write 1-2 single-spaced pages, excluding titles, and citations.Write in a technical, professional style.Include a list of URLs and other resources you used for research.Citations need only be the name of an article and its URL. 20% point deduction for assignments with no URLs.You may submit Word, PDF, or plain text documents.You should upload your assignment to the correct D2L dropbox by the given due date.Paper: PasswordsA user has a laptop with local Windows login account, protected with a password. The user stores important files on their laptop. One day, their laptop is stolen.
What is the easiest way for the thief to gain access to the user’s files? Does the thief need to know the user’s password?
The thief also wants to discover the user’s password. Describe how the thief could recover the password and log into the user’s laptop.
How do password hints help attackers? Can you propose an alternative to password hints to help users recover forgotten passwords?
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