Reduce Network Security Threats With Software

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As computer hackers become more sophisticated, so should your security tools. ElcomSoft, a company that specializes in producing Windows productivity and utility applications for businesses and individuals, recently released a password audit and security test tool that will make it easy for NT 4.0/2000/XP/2003 systems administrators to identify and close security holes in their networks.

 

ElcomSoft’s Proactive Windows Security Explorer v. 1.0 audits passwords by analyzing user password hashes and recovering plain-text passwords. If it is possible to recover the password within a reasonable time, ElcomSoft said the password is considered insecure. Supporting Microsoft’s LM and NTLM password authentication protocols, Proactive Windows Security Explorer can audit and authenticate passwords very quickly, even on networks with thousands of user accounts.

 

Proactive Windows Security Explorer v. 1.0 features:

 

·         Ability to import password hashes directly from SAM and SYSTEM files (Windows Registry).

 

·         Supports domain controllers running Microsoft Active Directory.

 

Proactive Windows Security Explorer v. 1.0 requirements:

 

·         Runs under Windows 98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP/2003.

 

·         Requires 16 MB of RAM and 4 MB of hard disk space.

 

·         Prices begin at $299(U.S.) for networks with up to 20 user accounts.

 

For information about Windows Security Explorer v. 1.0 or ElcomSoft, go to http://www.elcomsoft.com.

 

Tanisha Blakely, Editor– tblakely@certmag.com.

 

 

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