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What is Plaintext Password Extraction?

What is Plaintext Password Extraction?

Group Policy Preferences allow administrators to create and manage local accounts on servers and workstations in an Active Directory domain. Attackers can easily find and obtain the encrypted passwords of administrative account credentials managed by Group Policy Preferences and decrypt them using the Microsoft-published AES key.


What is Ntds.dit Password Extraction?

What is Ntds.dit Password Extraction?

By stealing the Ntds.dit file – Active Directory’s database – an attacker can extract a copy of every user’s password hash and subsequently act as any user in the domain.