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Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks by Naomi Alpern, Mike Borkin, Brian Barber, Rob Kraus

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Dangers with Windows Password Attacks

What are the dangers associated with password attacks? Well, it is almost anything that you can imagine. Remember, passwords are designed to restrict access to information that only authenticated and authorized people are allowed access to. Passwords are implemented at many places within corporate networks. For instance, what if an attacker gained access to the password that protects customer data stored on a Microsoft SQL Server database? It is feasible that an attacker may be able to copy entire transaction histories, delete database contents, modify values, and ultimately cause serious service disruptions.

As part of an enterprise-wide risk assessment and identified threat scenarios, stakeholders must ...

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