Free Tool: 2.1.a: Default Passwords

Verify that that no endpoint uses vendor-supplied default accounts and passwords


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2.1.a: Default Passwords   Verify that that no endpoint uses vendor-supplied default accounts and passwords

This query attempts to log on to specified Windows endpoints with default vendor-supplied accounts and passwords to verify that ALL default passwords (including Guest, Administrator and default SNMP communities) have been changed. Hackers often use default account names and passwords to compromise endpoints.

Action1 can help to automate checking of default accounts on all Windows workstations to make sure they cannot be compromised by logging in using any default credentials.

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2.1.a: Default Passwords

Related Alerts and Reports:

2.1.b: Unnecessary Default Accounts
    Verify that all unnecessary default accounts are disable or removed
2.1.1.c: Default Passwords for Access Points
    Make sure that endpoints do not use default passwords to connect to wireless access points
2.1.1.d: Strong Encryption for Wireless Connections
    Examine all wireless connections to verify that no weak protocols are used to connect to wireless access points

Find more information on 2.1.a: Default Passwords at Microsoft TechNet.