Password Security Test Software Reduces Network Security Threats
Advanced NT Security Explorer (ANTExp) is password security test tool that makes it easy for NT/2000/XP systems administrators to identify and close security holes in their networks. By running a password security test tool like Advanced NT Security Explorer regularly, systems administrators can have peace of mind that the basic lock on their networks is secure.
Password hacking is one of the top ten most critical Network security threats. More too often, users like to use simple and easy-to-remember passwords such as repeating characters, simple words, and names. In addition, network administrators are often either too lax or overworked to purge terminated employees from the system, force people to change passwords often or lock out users after a number of failed attempts.
Advanced NT Security Explorer helps secure networks by executing a comprehensive audit of account passwords and exposing all insecure account passwords. An administrator can also use it to recover any lost password so as to access a user’s Windows account.
Advanced NT Security Explorer works by analyzing user password hashes and recovering plain-text passwords. If it is possible to recover the password within a reasonable time, the password is considered insecure. It can also access a computer’s hard drive from other computer in the network, and attempt to hack into it for passwords. By copying the SAM registry key, where password hashes are stored, passwords can be accessed by Advanced NT Security Explorer.
Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000/XP. Pentium, 8 MB RAM, 4 MB free Hard Disk space.
Note: Although the program is compatible with Windows 9x systems, dumping password hashes from memory and registry works on Windows NT/2000/XP only.
$49 (Personal License), $149 (Business License) Shareware. 30 days trial.
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