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Monday, August 28, 2006

How Password Crackers Work (Video)

In this nine-minute video, LiveSecurity Editor-in-Chief Scott Pinzon, CISSP, talks about the tools and techniques used by malicious hackers to crack encrypted password files. He then proceeds with a demonstration of the procedure using l0phtcrack 5 (discontinued, but can still be found here), one of the most popular commercial password cracker available on the web. If you've never seen one of these applications in action, prepare to be amazed at the speed at which they can unveil your clever passwords.

If you are interested in reading more about password cracking tools and techniques, here's a few articles we wrote that should help you learn more about the subject:


  • This is great! I feel this is an extremely effective way to educate the public about just how vulnerable they are to hacker attacks. Along these lines, a lot of companies seem to struggle with the idea of trying to educate their employees about security but this is a great idea that companies could use to teach their businesses the ease at which company IP could be lost. Perhaps videos about other forms of hacking could be used to contintually educate the public about vulnerabitlies they may have in their security.

    You're really onto something here....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:02 PM  

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