cryptography, operating system, security
(SAM) A password database stored as a registry file in Windows NT and Windows 2000.
The System Account Manager (SAM) database stores users’ passwords in a hashed format. Since a hash function is one-way, this provides some measure of security for the storage of the passwords. In an attempt to enhance the security of the SAM database against offline cracking, Microsoft introduced the SYSKEY utility in Windows NT 4.0.
- System administration
job Activities performed by a system administrator (or “admin”, “sysadmin”, “site admin”) such as monitoring security configuration, managing allocation of user names and passwords, monitoring disk space and other resource use, performing backups, and setting up new hardware and software. system administrators often also help users, though in a large organisation this may be a […]
- System administrator
- System analysis
- System analyst