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RE: Cached Password concern
From: "Sean McMahon" <smcmahon () netspace net au>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 19:08:25 +1100

Set the cached logons to 1 in Group Policy .
This will allow for the current user to logon with cached credentials.

-----Original Message-----
From: Blake Wiedman [Icons] [mailto:bwiedman () iconsinc com] 
Sent: Tuesday, 2 December 2003 4:48 AM
To: 'sunny budd'; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Cached Password concern

Syskey is able to be broken. Perform a search on SAMInside.

Blake Wiedman
Icons Inc.
Security Technician
(732) 821-9100 x103

-----Original Message-----
From: sunny budd [mailto:sunnybudd () hotmail com] 
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 5:56 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Cached Password concern

Hi all

I am working on a laptop users security policy and I have a concern
cached domain user credentials in Windows 2000 SP4 as We use our domain 
admin password to logon to laptops while they are being built.  I would
to recommend against this practice but need some information on how easy
is to extract this stuff from a stolen laptop.  I have heard that these 
passwords are protected by "syskey" and are impossible to extract.  Is
true or does anyone know how to get at these passwords?


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