The Dangers of Passwords (part 1)5:00 with Greg Stromire
Passwords are often the most vulnerable points of our internet security. This is largely due to it being the point with the most user responsibility. A lot is demanded of us to generate and memorize complex passwords, so we often take shortcuts that eventually cost us. This first video on the topic explores the risks of less-than-optimal passwords.
- Password Cracking -- Attempting to gain knowledge of a password through various techniques.
- Brute Force -- Attacking a secret-based login (like a password) by attempting every valid possible input.
- Dictionary Word -- A word that be found in a language dictionary. Password-cracking tools will often attempt these “combinations of characters” first before other, more randomized combinations.
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