Welcome to Hands-On Password Attacks and Security and the start of your learning journey on Advanced Cyber Security Training brought to you by EC Council.
Passwords have become
the top authentication factor in today’s world. You use it in combination with
an email or username to sign into almost any service. Big Corporations like
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook still widely use passwords as an
authentication mechanism today. But how secure are passwords?
This course focuses
on the practical attacks that malicious users use to crack passwords, how you
can use this attack in a penetration test, and how you can prevent them. We
will very briefly cover the basics of cryptography, hashing and entropy and
then immediately go on to crack different types of passwords using different