Introduction to password cracking

Monday, 29 July 2002, 2:10 PM EST

Password and user account exploitation is one of largest issues in network security. In this article Rob Shimonski will look at password cracking: the how and why of it. Rob will explain just how easy it is to penetrate a network, how attackers get in, the tools they use, and ways to combat it.

Attacks on a company or organization's computer systems take many different forms, such as spoofing, smurfing, and other types of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. These attacks are designed to harm or interrupt the use of your operational systems. This article deals with a single wide-spread form of attack known as password cracking.

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