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Robert Fleming (RobIsTheName)
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Posted: May 4, 2017
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RPA Auto log in security problem: passwords stored in the clear...

So, I'm configuring an RPA solution, and disable the screen locking, but there is a need for the bot to sign into the system on a specific domain. I know that there is a way to set up windows registry to cause an auto login with domain, id, and password. My infosec folks are indicating there is a security exposure as the password stored in the registry is in the clear. If anyone gets onto the machine, can open the registry and find all the credentials.

Is there another (preferred) way to log into the system in an auto-boot with password encrypted somehow.. Or other mitigation methods..?

Thanks

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