Coworker logged into my computer as me

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Coworker had to use my computer. She doesn't have my password and supposedly logged in as a different user. Problem is, my desktop came up and she had access to everything as if she was me. How is this possible? My IT says there is no way she could have accessed my password.

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  • ToddN2000
    How secure is your password? Could they have guessed it? Did you log off the network before you let her use the computer? A big mistake a lot of people make is checking a box that says "remember password" or "remember me". If you do this it makes your passwords useless.
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  • Amolina5
    There is no way it would have been guessed. I checked the windows task log and saw there were 2 failed login attempts where my previous password was probably tried. But then she gaines access and my desktop appeared all my icons and everything. I was not there but another coworker took a picture. I was told at first the screen was like a brand new computer screen and she typed some more stuff and my desktop appeared
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Ask your IT manager/ whomsoever takes care all of these..... to check either there is any kind of remote software/ or new tool/ utility was installed without your knowledge which is not necessary for you. Check all software installed and remove unwanted one(s). Check event viewer and ask for help to IT. Even you can change your pass and replace it with a more strong/ complex pass (later you must remember also) and watch if it will help.
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