Password list was attacked in Windows Server please help.

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Hi! I am using Windows Server and the password list was attacked; it was a list of passwords using NTLMv1. I know Windows Server uses hashing for storing passwords, and hashing is a one-way function. Can anyone please tell me how could this be possible?

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Password list was attacked in Windows Server please help.

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Hallo Lance,

Well, that is pretty strange because in one way hashing it should take like forever to try infiltrating the passwords. We can only conclude that the intruder was a person who had an idea on how you were configuring or allocating the passwords, someone who understood the algorithm that you were using.
Or may be you could have exposed a list that had plain text of the passwords and someone had access to it and used then to manipulate the server. Those are the possibilities that I can think of that a person might have used to access your password list. Otherwise, it is kind of strange even to me.

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Lee Hung

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