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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.

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

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