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Is there a tool I can use to test passwords on my Windows systems from across a network?

Is there a tool I can use to test passwords on my Windows systems from across a network?
Yes, many of the commercial tools such as LANguard Network Security Scanner and QualysGuard can perform this type of testing. For in-depth password testing capabilities, I'd check out L0phtCrack or the new Proactive Windows Security Explorer by Elcomsoft. You can also use NAT (NetBIOS Auditing Tool) and more. I talk about this subject in-depth in my Hacking For Dummies chapter on password hacking that you can download for free here.

This was first published in September 2004

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