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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide by Lee Allen

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Passwords: Something you know…

In this day and age one would assume that all systems use multifactor authentication. Unfortunately that is not the case. Even so-called "secured networks" still use protocols that are sending out clear text passwords, systems are using insecure encryption protocols, and more. One basic skill (basic as in chess: easy to learn, difficult to master) that every pentester should attempt to master is the art of password cracking. We will start off with a few simple examples to solidify the concept and then move on to some of the strategies used by the very best in the field.

Cracking the hash

Passwords are often reused by busy users and even administrators. Regardless of how important a system is on the network, once you ...

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