Cybersecurity professionals know that they could be called on at any time to recover a user secret. For example, if an employee's profile is corrupted or user secrets have to be decrypted offline (e.g. during analysis of the forensic image of the operating system).
Find out about some tools capable of decrypting secrets protected using DPAPI and get an outline of how to use them.
In life, there are some risks worth taking, but running a suspicious app on your computer is not one of them. Recognizing this, Microsoft created Windows Sandbox to allow users to safely execute potentially hazardous software that they have downloaded without any lasting impact on their PC.
When contemplating cybersecurity, companies often overlook the risks posed by social engineering and focus only on infrastructure and technology. But with humans still forming the weakest part of the security chain, the very real threat of social engineering should definitely not be ignored.