Security experts from industry, government, and academia agree that weak passwords represent one of the ten most critical Internet security threats, and are receiving more attention as a source of vulnerability, both on client desktop computers and in networks. L0phtCrack 7 identifies and assesses password vulnerability over local and remote machines in a streamlined application, with built-in reports and remediation tools.
L0phtCrack 7 uses a variety of sources and methods to retrieve passwords from the operating system. Feedback about the strength of passwords is based upon the types of audit required to recover the password, and the length of time required for the audit. L0phtCrack 7 is a state of the art tool for password auditing and recovery that serves to guide organizational policies and procedures.
System administrators audit passwords to determine the strength of the passwords used on client machines and for network access. Weak passwords, such as a password based on a dictionary word, represent vulnerability points for any organization. Administrators use corporate password policies and filtered password generators to improve the quality of passwords used in their organizations. But without testing the passwords against a real world password auditor, the administrator risks the chance passwords can be uncovered by an external attacker or malicious insider. Freely available password cracking programs take into account the ways users select passwords in light of corporate password policies such as requiring the use of numbers and symbols. Many don't realize Patri0ts! as a password is just as easy to guess as patriots was in the past.
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