WIN 98 password problem
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Mon Oct 19 14:25:19 GMT 1998
Mark Hazen wrote:
| This defeats the purpose of encrypted passwords
| Encryption is no longer a tool for the paranoid, it's a necessity...
| espcially considering how freqeuntly machines have been getting hacked
| around me. Sure, your network might be secure... but how about every
| single network a packet crosses to get from any of your users'
| to the server?
Alas, your password is well-protected (bravo, MS!), but
your data isn't.
As a former professional paranoid, I look at network file systems
and say ``sorry, only within **my** network''. I don't recomend
letting SMB leak out, and given that, I almost don't care about
plaintext passwords inside the 'net.
[Anything inside the wall is ``restricted distribution: non-
disclosure required''. The stuff that's corporate confidential
is on a different box, not on that net.]
David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify some people
185 Ellerslie Ave., | and astonish the rest. -- Mark Twain
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