• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

You may wonder what a hash is and how adversaries exploit hashes to crack passwords. Learn how they do it and then practice doing it yourself in this Password Cracking 101 course, which is perfect for both Red Teamers who are learning privilege escalation and Blue Teamers who are learning how to audit password strength.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand password cracking concepts
- Understand hashing concepts
- Identify hash types
- Crack a password hash
- Understand how to mitigate the risk of their passwords being cracked

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.