Has your password been compromised?

There has been a marked increase in the number of security breaches in recent months resulting in thousands of compromised accounts and passwords. To determine if your password was one of those hacked, try using one of the following tools:

See if your Linkedin Password was leaked
See if your eHarmony password was leaked
See if your Last.fm account was leaked
Should I Change My Password?
Yahoo Leak Password Checker

Test the strength of your password using:

The Password Meter

To help manage an ever growing number of unique passwords, you might want to consider using a password management tool such as LastPass.

LastPass – Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management

Of course, no password no matter how secure can protect you against the type of social engineering attack which hit Mat Honan of Wired Magazine earlier this month.

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Launching Administrative Tools from the Command-Line

Here’s a searchable list of Windows administrative tools and their command-line equivalents:

Active Directory Managementadmgmt.msc2003
AD Domains and Trustsdomain.msc2003
ADSI Editadsiedit.msc2003, 2008
AD Users and Computersdsa.msc2003, 2008
Authorization Managerazman.msc2003
Certificate Templatescerttmpl.msc2003
Certification Authority Managementcertsrv.msc2003
Cluster Administratorcluadmin.exe2003
Component Servicescomexp.msc2003
Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc2003
Configure Your Servercys.exe2003
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc2003
DHCP Managmentdhcpmgmt.msc2003
Disk Defragmenterdfrg.msc2003
Disk Managerdiskmgmt.msc2003
Distributed File Systemdfsgui.msc2003
DNS Managmentdnsmgmt.msc2003
Event Viewereventvwr.msc2003
Indexing Service Managementciadv.msc2003
IP Address Manageripaddrmgmt.msc2003
Licensing Managerllsmgr.exe2003
Local Certificates Managementcertmgr.msc2003
Local Group Policy Editorgpedit.msc2003
Local Security Settings Managersecpol.msc2003
Local Users and Groups Managerlusrmgr.msc2003
Network Load balancingnlbmgr.exe2003
Performance Montiorperfmon.msc2003
PKI Viewerpkiview.msc2003
Public Key Managmentpkmgmt.msc2003
QoS Control Managementacssnap.msc2003
Remote Desktopstsmmc.msc2003
Remote Storage Administrationrsadmin.msc2003
Removable Storagentmsmgr.msc2003
Removable Storage Operator Requestsntmsoprq.msc2003
Resultant Set of Policyrsop.msc2003
Routing and Remote Access Managerrrasmgmt.msc2003
Schema managementschmmgmt.msc2003
Services Managementservices.msc2003
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc2003
SID Security Migrationsidwalk.msc2003
Telephony Managementtapimgmt.msc2003
Terminal Server Configurationtscc.msc2003
Terminal Server Licensinglicmgr.exe2003
Terminal Server Manager/Remote Desktop Services Managertsadmin.exe2003, 2008
UDDI Services Managmentuddi.msc2003
Windows Mangement Instrumentationwmimgmt.msc2003
WINS Server managerwinsmgmt.msc2003

Based on Mitch Tulloch’s article Launch Admin Tools from the Command Line

(via WindowsNetworking.com)

Router Default Passwords

Here’s a great website for looking up the default user name and password for virtually any router. This can come in handy when working on an unfamiliar router or after resetting a router back to its defaults.

Default Router Passwords – The internets largest and most updated default router password database!

They also maintain a sister site, www.receiverpasswords.com, for passwords to Set Top Boxes.

Kerberos errors in network captures

Here is a link to a great article on how to troubleshoot Kerberos errors using network captures. Not only does this blog post guide you through the process of using Network Monitor or Wireshark to capture and analyze Kerberos related packets, but it also contains a great discussion of the various Kerberos error codes, most common causes, and how to resolve them.

Kerberos errors in network captures by Joji Oshima.

(via Ask the Directory Services Team)