Use a Password Cracking Utility in Linux
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Time
45 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner

In this IT Pro Challenge provided by Learn on Demand Systems you will use John the Ripper to audit passwords. NOTE: Before you begin, please ensure you have set aside enough time to complete this ...

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Overview

Introduction: The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab is a premium Cybrary lab from Learn on Demand Systems intended for students at the Beginner level. This lab helps the student to identify audit passwords and ensure that the users have created strong passwords that comply with the policies of the company. The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab is the fifth lab of Cybersecurity: Offensive Tools - Challenge Series. It is estimated that the practice lab takes about 30 minutes to 45 minutes to complete it.

The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab uses a Kali Linux virtual machines. The challenge is detailed and does not require from the student an advanced experience with Linux to complete it. The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab comes with detailed step-by-step instructions to follow. At the end of Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab, the student will be able to use password cracking utility (John the Ripper) in Linux and audit users' passwords.

This lab would be beneficial for students on the Exploitation Analyst, a Cyber Defense Analyst, a SOC Analyst - Level 3, a CyberSecurity Engineer, and a Penetration Tester career path. This lab is also useful for the students following the Information Security Fundamentals and Cybersecurity Essentials career path offered by Cybrary.

Skill/Activity Breakdown:

The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab develops skills to audit the password and enforce the company's policies. This is important for the work role of Cyber Instructor, Cyber Operator, Law Enforcement/Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst, System Administrator, Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst, Cyber Defense Analyst, and Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist.

The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab develops the skill to manipulate applicable system components in Linux(password, files, users' account, ...).This is important for the work role of Law Enforcement/Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst and Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst.

The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab develops the skill to use penetration tools in Linux machines. This is important for the work role of Cyber Instructor and Vulnerability Assessment Analyst.

By completing the Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab, the student will learn how to use the penetration testing tool John the Ripper and verify the conformity of passwords with the company's policies. Learning these skills are important for a career path to become an exploitation analyst, a cyber defense analyst, a SOC analyst, a cybersecurity engineer, or a penetration tester.

Conclusion: The Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab is presented by Cybrary and created by Learn on Demand Systems. This practice lab is part of Cybersecurity: Offensive Tools - Challenge Series, and it is intended for students to develop the skills of auditing and verifying the security of passwords. Completing this lab means that students are able to audit passwords in Linux.

Click on Use A Password Cracking Utility in Linux lab to learn how to properly use John the Ripper utility in Linux to audit users' passwords and prepare for a career path in cybersecurity.