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Security Question - I.S. Local

I have used Identity Safe for several years now and it has worked fine for me. Recently I have opted to start I.S. when I start Windows, therefore it is essentially on all the time when the computer is not in suspend mode.

My question is, if  Identity Safe is left on all the time, can it be accessed by an intruder should they manage to get by my wireless router (firewall) and Norton Internet Security software? Note, I am not concerned with access to my passwords etc, from family members that may use this computer?

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Re: Security Question - I.S. Local


jmruperto wrote:

I have used Identity Safe for several years now and it has worked fine for me. Recently I have opted to start I.S. when I start Windows, therefore it is essentially on all the time when the computer is not in suspend mode.

My question is, if  Identity Safe is left on all the time, can it be accessed by an intruder should they manage to get by my wireless router (firewall) and Norton Internet Security software? Note, I am not concerned with access to my passwords etc, from family members that may use this computer?


Welcome,

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that your passwords are stored encrypted on your system.

If they were able to get to them they might be able to use them, like accing with remote desktop, but I don't think they could copy them and use them.

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
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Re: Security Question - I.S. Local

Hi jmruperto,

For maximum safety make sure that your wireless network is encrypted - preferably with WPA or WPA2, using a long random-character passphrase. 

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