User Account security

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Mover, Dec 5, 2009.

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  1. Mover

    Mover Registered Member

    Oct 1, 2005
    I noticed that an XP admin/limited user account doesn't have a lockout after entering an incorrect password several times.

    This will allow for brute force attacks, possibly by a hacker over the internet as well.

    How have you guys defended against this ?
  2. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    Other than using a strong pw, nothing; it's one of my last concerns. The machine would have to be vulnerable to attacks and compromised in the first place. The Pro version does offer the lockout policy through the Group policy editor.
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    local security policy is just a front end for changing registry settings.

    microsoft have published a spreadsheet listing the registry settings to change local security policy/group policy.

    just download the server2003sp3 version and find out what you need to change.
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