Windows 10: Wrong Web Credentials Installed with WIN 10 - Privacy Invasion?

Discus and support Wrong Web Credentials Installed with WIN 10 - Privacy Invasion? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; On a new laptop I have web credentials from another person in our firm, despite no contact. There is no common serve or network, and I am the IT... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Danssmith1, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Wrong Web Credentials Installed with WIN 10 - Privacy Invasion?


    On a new laptop I have web credentials from another person in our firm, despite no contact. There is no common serve or network, and I am the IT Administrator, owner, and CEO. TI am the only one who has ever had access to this computer.


    The web credentials include bank account access.


    I cannot imagine any legitimate way that these credentials were installed on my new laptop with WIN 10, or how Microsoft could have access to them.


    I am considering legal complaint through the California State Attorney's office. Before doing so, I want to determine:


    1 - How WIN 10 populates Web Credentials

    2 - How WIN 10 can access someone's web credentials


    Do NOT waste my time with "maybes" or comments about third party applications that do not exist, someone else having access, etc., or guesses as to how it happened.


    If you do not have definitive answers to 1 and 2 above, do not reply.

    :)
     
    Danssmith1, Jan 14, 2021
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  2. Invasion of privacy

    Yes Microsoft says more security in win.10 and in fact it is less secure. I down loaded 10 and requested me to use one password for all my accounts. How can this be more secure??????? After 20 min. of dealing with it I chose to go back to win. 7 and now
    my win. program is messed up. MSN homepage up date is not working and wont be reset. My opinion is that Microsoft 10 is for the idiots that think they know how to use a computer and don't. The windows program does it for them. Then we have anti virus
    programs and malware programs to keep our info/computers safe from hackers. Microsoft has these apps built in behind our backs to do the same thing we try to protect ourselves from. They call it data collection (spying/ invasion of privacy) need I say more??????
     
    walker22101, Jan 14, 2021
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  3. Invasion of privacy

    People who I want have information on me - M$ is not one that I want to have information on me - understand? Called invasion of privacy and I have already experienced it; that is how this thread got started - go read the first post.
     
    rdwray_666, Jan 14, 2021
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  4. Gabor Cs. Win User

    Wrong Web Credentials Installed with WIN 10 - Privacy Invasion?

    Microsoft Edge, Windows Web Credentials Manager - Exporting Passwords. Need Help Please - Thank you! Wrong Web Credentials Installed with WIN 10 - Privacy Invasion? :)

    Do you really suggest that one should navigate to tons of websites and use their "Forgot password?" feature to be able to save the web credentials in the new environment????

    There is one workaround where at least the export is fast:

    • Export Web Credentials with a third-party tool, e.g. VaultPasswordView from
      www.nirsoft.net
    • Navigate to the sites one by one.
    • Login using the exported credential info.
    • Save password when the browser asks.
    If Windows Credentials can be exported and then imported through the UI then what kind of "security and privacy purpose" is it to forbid the same mechanism for Web Credentials?

    Let's say ok, there are some "security and privacy purposes" against exporting passwords.

    But what about importing or creating new Web Credentials?

    Why is it also impossible?

    How does IE/Edge stores the credentials in the Web Credentials?

    What API do they call to save the credentials?
     
    Gabor Cs., Jan 14, 2021
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