Password cracking News
September 07, 2017
Security researchers once again proved how easy it can be to recover SHA-1 hashes by cracking the hashes on nearly 320 million passwords related to data breaches.
August 31, 2017
An email leak containing 711 million records was found in a breach of a spambot list stored in the Netherlands and included both addresses and passwords used to access email accounts.
May 23, 2017
The lack of a major cyber security event is seen as one of the reasons for the indifference towards cyber security in many organisations. That event took place recently, with the WannaCry ...
September 22, 2015
An internal report on Target's breach, obtained by security reporter Brian Krebs, shows the retailer suffered from major security flaws.
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A rainbow table is a listing of all possible plaintext permutations of encrypted passwords specific to a given hash algorithm. Rainbow tables are often used by password cracking software for network security attacks. Continue Reading
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In this excerpt of Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices, author Philip Polstra describes "The Deck" -- a custom Linux distribution -- that breaks the traditional penetration model by providing pen testers an OS that runs on low-power ARM-based systems. Continue Reading
The recent news that TrueCrypt is insecure and has been retired has left many enterprises struggling to decide which encryption technologies to trust. Expert Michael Cobb offers other enterprise encryption options. Continue Reading
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Authentication vulnerabilities are a constant problem, but testing tools like hashcat can make a significant difference. Expert Joe Granneman discusses hashcat and password cracking. Continue Reading
News of the death of the password system is premature, despite the security vulnerabilities of this authentication method. Learn how to create a safe password system. Continue Reading
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Flawed web application login security can leave an enterprise vulnerable to attacks. Expert Kevin Beaver reviews the most common mistakes and how to fix them. Continue Reading
Local Windows admins can perform session hijacking without passwords. Expert Judith Myerson explains how this type of attack works and what to include in a policy to prevent it. Continue Reading
A recent version of the iSpy keylogger has the ability to steal passwords and record Skype chats. Expert Nick Lewis explains how it works and how to protect your systems. Continue Reading