Windows 7 wake timers - a back door to your machine?

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Windows 7 wake timers - a back door to your machine?

As I was trawling through the more obscure settings under advanced power options, I came across a setting called "Wake timers". Googling the words came up with this explanation.
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Wake Timers are a component that programmers can use to wake an idle system and perform a routine function, when the system is in sleep mode.

Prior to Windows 7, the user had no control over this. Windows 7 gives the user the option to disable or enable the sleep timers. http://social.technet.micro...
So wake timers allow a programmer to activate your computer run some tasks and shut it down again, all without your knowing it ever happened.

Here is someone wondering just why his computer is starting up when he isn't around

 http://social.technet.micro...

Some things are just asking for trouble. So I turned the wake timers off, its a hackers dream.

In the Control panel, go to Power Option, choose your power Option and click it then go to Advanced Settings, scroll down through the many settings and turn it off.
By netchicken: posted on 9-3-2010








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