dentarg - Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:26
LMHash is algorithm to encrypt password in some MS windows versions. Almost every administrator knows that LMhash is not safe way to keep paswords, but some ppl still use it especially for backwards compatibility. I would call it stupidity, but you can call it however you want.
There are tons of tools over the internet to extract those hashes from windows machines, from ldap databases and so on.
dentarg - Sun, 07/10/2011 - 14:54
Some organizations/companies got problem with keeping their passwords to sensitive systems safe.
I mean passowrds for privileged users (root, admin, etc.). Even small companies got big IT infrastructures with 10+ devices/systems which got administrative passwords (like servers, switches, databases, etc.). You use those accounts like ones half year, so it's hard to remember all those passwords (and users) combinations.