Do you use a syskey?

Discussion in 'polls' started by luciddream, Sep 6, 2012.

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Do you use a syskey

  1. Yes - stored non-locally (i.e. floppy disk)

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  2. Yes - stored locally

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No

    8 vote(s)
    34.8%
  4. Dude... what's a syskey?

    13 vote(s)
    56.5%
  1. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    Was just thinking about a component to computer security I never see mentioned in here... login. Figured I'd see who else took this measure.

    I keep mine non-local on a floppy disk personally.
     
  2. blacknight

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    No, I don't need, and anyway I'm not sure it's safe.
     
  3. Joxx

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  4. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Nope. Don't feel it benefits anything. For me anyway.
     
  5. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    Dude... what's a syskey? :thumb:
     
  6. Dark Shadow

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    I had no idea what a syskey was dude so that also answers no to the pole option:D
     
  7. tomazyk

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    No, I don't think I need it.
     
  8. Noob

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    I don't even know what's Syskey o_O
     
  9. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    After reading up in what a SYSKEY is, I voted No.
     
  10. safeguy

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    No, I don't. Anyway, I found this..

    -hxxp://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/cracking-windows-vista-xp-2000-nt-passwords-via-sam-and-syskey-with-cain-ophcrack-saminside-bkhive-etc-
     
  11. luciddream

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    ^ Yep. That's a perfect example of why it's useful to not store your syskey locally (put it on a floppy). From what I understand the title of my thread is misleading, and you all actually do have a syskey stored whether you know it or not. The only difference is you're able to password protect it, and store if non-locally if you know how, to prevent such a scenario. Unless I'm mistaken...

    not to mention I believe that potential vulnerability associated with syskey was patched way back in like 1492.

    And also a GP tweak "do not allow anonymous enumeration of sam accounts and shares" = enabled comes to mind...
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012
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