Verify that all unnecessary default accounts are disable or removed |
Even if a default account is not intended to be used (such as Guest or Administrator account on Windows systems), changing the default password to a strong unique password and then disabling the account will prevent hackers from re-enabling the account and gaining access with the default password.
This Action1 query automates checking of default accounts to make sure that no default accounts are enabled on the endpoints that are a part of the CDE or have access to the CDE.
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2.1.a: Default Passwords
Verify that that no endpoint uses vendor-supplied default accounts and passwords
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.b: Unnecessary Default Accounts at Microsoft TechNet.