Microsoft deprecates Windows NTLM authentication protocol

June 4, 2024 at 11:51AM Microsoft has deprecated NTLM authentication on Windows and Windows servers, encouraging transition to Kerberos or Negotiation authentication for better security. NTLM, an aging protocol still widely used, faces abuse in cyberattacks. Microsoft suggests system administrators audit NTLM usage and transition to Negotiate, with a built-in fallback to NTLM. Detailed transition … Read more