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Using Random - autogenerated usernames

Discussion in 'Security' started by cubemedia, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. cubemedia

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    Some of the tips for Cpanel Hardening suggest to use different port or rename the domain.com/WHM entry from the dns as a way to prevent attackers to enter your cpanel admin area....

    So, i ask, is it possible to use random usernames when creating a cpanel account through WHM ?
    Like, Instead of using the first 8 character of a domain, use something randomly generated,

    IE:
    Domain google.com
    Username: GE4145FS (8 char) or even better, 12/16 character.


    By default cpanel automatically uses the first 8 digits of the domain name. with that been the default, attackers have 50% of the user credentials easily.

    Does WHM have this setting? i have read elsewhere that it can be achieved with a billing software trough the API
    Does any of you know if this can be done with WHMCS ?

    Do you guys see at least some benefit of using random account username?
     
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    Thanks for your input.

    Are you currently using Random Usernames? what do you think of it?
     
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    No, we are not using random usernames.
    A little discussion here /http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1086740
     
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