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Disabling LM Hashing, Force NTLM


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In this article, it tells you how to disable the normal LM Hashing(stored for backwards compatability with Win95, 98, etc) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299656

But what I was wondering, is it still possible to get the hash or crack it with something like Ophtcrack, Cain, etc. I just went in and disabled mine, just for the sake of making it a tad more secure, is it still futile since it is only storing it in NTLM vs LM hashes? Is there a way to use Kerberos in XP? Or is there a stronger alternative to the NT hash for XP?

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Yes, it is possible to get the hash and crack it (f.e. rainbox tables), it just takes longer or is more power consuming.

As far as I know, it's not possible to change the algorithm except NTLM/LM.

But if you use a whole disk encryption software tool your pc is not vulnerable to live cds.

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