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Auditing Passwords for Complexity

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don

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Post Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:58 am

Auditing Passwords for Complexity

Try this and let us know what you think:

http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/2005/1 ... s-for.html

Don
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Post Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:08 am

Re: Auditing Passwords for Complexity

Great article!  it is amazing how many weak passwords users use.  Many times coworkers know each other's passwords.  Freaking amazing! 
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Post Thu May 25, 2006 12:00 pm

Re: Auditing Passwords for Complexity

If you guys are interested, I wrote another similar article on GeeksAreSexy. I'm the author of the one posted previously also :).

Cracking your Windows SAM Database in Seconds with Ophcrack 2
http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... se-in.html

This software only works if the passwords are stored in the SAM database using an LM Hash password presentation.

If you ever want to force windows to store your password using NT Hash, follow this small guide:

Preventing XP from Storing an LM Hash of your Password in the SAM Database
http://geeksaresexy.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... sh-of.html


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don

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Post Thu May 25, 2006 1:54 pm

Re: Auditing Passwords for Complexity

Hey Kiltak,

Thanks for joining. We look forward to more of your excellent work and hopefully additional participation in our community.

If you have any requests, please don't hesitate to ask here or off forum.

Don
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LSOChris

Post Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:03 am

Re: Auditing Passwords for Complexity

pretty good article, there is really no excuse this day and age for allowing weak passwords with active directory and the ease you can manage users and passwords.

auditing is a good thing, especially since alot of times administrators override the security settings for their own passwords.

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