Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Belarc Advisor to examine my PC. Part of BA is a security benchmark summary, which examines components of windows security and provides a benchmark rating.

Two items are marked as Fail: - Store Passwords using Reversible Encryption - Password History Size

I have opened the Local Security Settings tool from the Control Panel > Administrative Tools, and ensured that the "Store passwords using reversible encryption" setting is enabled. Also, I've set the password history to a number. So I'm a bit miffed about the Fail marks.

Any idea why the Fail marks appear?

Any clues how I can Pass them?

Thanks, Steve.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The "Store passwords using reversible encryption" setting should be disabled if you want them to be stored securely.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .