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Paul Kenyon
September 1st, 2015

Prevention is possible

This blog is meant as a rallying cry for anyone who has a vested interest in their organization’s security. My aim is to spearhead a new era where all companies take a proactive approach to their security. No longer will historic methods of blocking and defense after the event be the only tenets of a security strategy.

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Protecting Against Pass-the-Hash Attacks with Privilege Guard

A recent whitepaper published by Microsoft describes an attack known as Pass-the-Hash (PtH), which has become a common attack vector for credential theft. A PtH attack is where an attacker captures account logon credentials, but instead of capturing the clear text password, the attacker captures the password hash, which can then be re-used to logon to network services, because the password hash is an unsalted MD4 hash.

I’m not going to go into too much depth in this post, as the whitepaper provides comprehensive information on these attacks, which I highly recommend you read – Mitigating Pass-the-Hash (PtH) Attacks and Other Credential Theft Techniques

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