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Securing SAM

Posted on 2008-10-09
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     Is there any solution to secure SAM file which is in winxp operating system.And how to break(Hack) the SAM file in  Winxp    
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The only way to truly protect the SAM is to have an encrypted file system (BitLocker, Trucrypt, etc).
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Advice on how to hack/crack systems is not allowed on E-E.

Speaking generally: security of the SAM on a local workstation would not be a likely target of a hacker.  There are more ingenious methods (social engineering, keyloggers, man-in-the-middle, etc) that would provide more fruitful.
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Advice on how to hack/crack systems is not allowed on E-E.
That is true... but there is no substitue in the world for a well worded Google query. =]
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Ah yes: the good old "good cop bad cop" routine. :)

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