BLUFThis article explains how to make your Windows computer more secure by enabling the Secure Sign-In for Windows 10.
Windows secure login (NETPLWIZ) has been available since 2007, and once activated, makes the login screen accessible only after pressing a certain combination of keys, usually Ctrl + Alt + Del. This article makes the following points:
- Netplwiz security is built into Windows 10 software.
- Configures personalised Windows login authentication.
- It makes Windows’ sign-in process more secure.
- Blocks programs displaying a fake sign-in screen.
- Requires a key combination before signing in.
- Keeps login details safe.
- Doesn’t replace anti-malware programs.
- Netplwiz is a simple, free way to improve cybersecurity.
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