Open Source Password Cracking
Cyberscore

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Time
1 hour 51 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

Students will use John the Ripper and Cain and Abel to crack password protected files.

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Overview

Cybrscore’s Open Source Password Cracking lab is a Cybrary lab intended for students of Intermediate level. Password Cracking is the process of obtaining the password for an account from a stored location or a method of data transfer. In this lab, students will learn how to use multiple tools to obtain the password for multiple accounts from a stored location in the directory. Password cracking can be used to get a password to gain unauthorized access to an account or to test the level of security of a system or application.

The Cybrscore Open Source Password Cracking lab teaches students how to use the open source tool, John the Ripper, to crack passwords of various file types on both a Windows and a Linux virtual machine. John the Ripper is an open source offline password cracking tool used on multiple platforms, including Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. This tool is used to detect weak passwords that can put system or application security at risk. John the Ripper has the capability to autodetect password hash types and uses customized modules for different hash types and processor architectures, including MD5, SHA-1, Kerberos TGTs, Open SSH private keys, ZIP and RAR archive archives.

In the Cybrscore Open Source Password Cracking lab, students will learn how to use the tool Cain and Abel to crack various passwords on a Windows machine. Cain and Abel is an offline password cracking tool designed for use only on Windows platforms. It is a powerful tool that has multiple different capabilities to crack passwords, including using a dictionary attack method to crack encrypted passwords, decode scrambled passwords, and uncover cached passwords. This program leverages weaknesses in security protocol weaknesses to crack passwords.

CybrScore’s Open Source Password Cracking lab takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete for most students.

In Cybrscore’s Open Source Password Cracking lab, students will learn about using tools to crack passwords on Windows and Linux machines. There are many methods to crack passwords, This skill is a key part of the Cyber Operator work role and builds to the ability to use tools, techniques, and procedures to remotely exploit and establish persistence on a target.

In Cybrscore’s Open Source Password Cracking lab, students will gain hands-on experience with the John the Ripper password cracking tool. John the Ripper, and Cain & Abel are among the most commonly used tools utilized by hackers and cyber operators.

In Cybrscore’s Open Source Password Cracking lab, students will gain hands-on experience with the Cain & Abel password cracking tool.

The Cybrscore Open Source Password Cracking lab prepares students with password cracking skills to use as a part of the Cyber Operator work role.

CybrScore’s Open Source Password Cracking lab is presented by Cybrary and was created by CybrScore.

CybrScore’s Open Source Password Cracking lab is part of the Cyber Operator career path. Completion of the Open Source Password Cracking lab means that the student has demonstrated the ability to use open source tools to crack passwords on Windows and Linux machines.

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