[Full-Disclosure] Disabling Cached Logon Credentials

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Date: 12/30/03

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    Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 10:28:34 -0800
    
    

    Disabling cached logon credentials is on virtually every server hardening
    checklist.

    If you have your servers physically secured in a data center what is
    the real benefit of disabling cached logon credentials?

    Whenever a server is off the network, admins have to obtain the local
    admin password. Depending on how you handle local RID=500 account passwords
    this can add significantly to downtime when resolving issues.

    Does anyone know of a way to exploit cached credentials over the wire?
     

    If someone has physical access to a system they own it anyway:

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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