Securing your administrator account

One of the most important user accounts in any network is the Administrator account. So what to do to secure it?

First, use a strong password. By strong password means uppercase and lowercase letters, and numbers.

Second, rename your administrative account.

A lot of admins also create a fake account and name it Administrator. Then you can keep an eye on this account to see if anyone is trying to gain access to it.


This was first published in May 2001

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