Password and Authentication Hack
- Birthday attack
- Dictionary attack
- Bruteforce attack
Short TestWhich of these passwords is strongest?
- R@t Sp1ce!
Countermeasures Against Password Cracking
- Use long, strong passwords (with combinations of numbers, symbols, and letters)
- Use password management software programs, e.g., Lastpass.
Always bear in mind that the majority of successful attacks result from simple slip ups from the user.
AuthenticationOrganizations have been advised to implement multi-factor authentication.Multi-factor authentication requests three things:
- What you are
- What you have
- What you know