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.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
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