SQL Server stores passwords as salted hash values, preventing us from directly checking or enforcing their strength. However, using PWDCOMPARE we can try to crack them to identify weak ones.
Do you know why you care about picking a good password and why reusing a password is a bad idea, even if you think your life is boring to a would-be hacker. Read on to discover how hackers get a hold of long lists of usernames and passwords and that a hack on a random page you might have used once can be a real threat to your online life.
To re-create a login on a different SQL Server instance while preserving the password you can use the CREATE LOGIN statement with the hashed password. Read on for a detailed explanation.
ALTER LOGIN can be used to change the password of a SQL Login. Read on to see the required permissions and what you need to do to change your own password.
What is a Salt Value and how does it help to protect the stored passwords of your application’s users from attacks involving Rainbow Tables? Read on to find out now.