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Active Directory security News
December 15, 2015
A new blog post detailed authentication vulnerabilities in Microsoft Kerberos that cannot be patched and could lead to attackers having free rein over systems.
May 05, 2015
Microsoft has released its Local Administrator Password Solution for a common admin login account across all domain-joined computers in hopes that it will decrease pass-the-hash attacks.
July 15, 2014
Despite what may be a dangerous new Active Directory "pass the hash" attack variant, Microsoft has downplayed the issue as a technical limitation.
October 25, 2013
The principle of least privilege is ingrained in IT security culture, but a survey shows many enterprises are not tightly managing user rights.
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