The common IT practice of assigning the same local administrator name and password to every workstation in a Windows domain is one of the largest information security holes any organization can have. If someone decrypts this common account’s password they gain full administrator access to all other machines in the organization with that same password.
Systems administrators should change the built-in administrator password on all of their systems at regular intervals (at least every 30 days). The local administrator passwords should also be changed immediately when there is turnover in the IT staff.
To solve this “common administrator password problem”, Lieberman Software’s Random Password Generator can randomize local administrator passwords on even the largest domain in just a few minutes. When randomization has been completed, cracking the local password on any single machine does not provide any clue as to what credentials will work on other machines.
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