Challenge: Password123

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month has several themes, one of which is Password Complexity Awareness. This password challenge will have you analyze a password and validate if it is secure. The goal is to attempt to crack a password and gain hands-on skills to evaluate the importance of password complexity for real-world use cases.

Course Content

Course Description

Password complexity, from an offensive view!

> In this [NCAM]( weekly challenge, you will analyze a password hash. This challenge aims to look beyond the basics of password recommendations and critically examine why they are important. We all know about password complexity but let’s see why it is so important!

1. What type of password hash is it? 2. Was the password on a list, if so what list? 3. What is the password? 4. Name another attack you could use without cracking the password?

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Who is this for?

> Early career practitioners. Individuals new to cybersecurity may be challenged but the difficulty rating on this challenge is relatively low. We encourage the use of any internet resources, community/colleague assistance in completion of the challenge.

Are write ups permitted?

> Yes, write ups are permitted; however, please do not post answers directly. All write ups should include an appropriate link back to Cybrary and the Cybrary Course.

What resources are available to help solve this challenge?

> Online search, Discord community, colleagues or fellow practitioners.

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Instructed by

Master Instructor
Matthew Mullins

Matt has led multiple Red Team engagements, ranging from a few weeks to a year and covering multiple security domains. Outside of Red Teaming, Matt is also a seasoned penetration tester with interests in: AppSec, OSINT, Hardware, Wifi, Social Engineering, and Physical Security. Matt has a Master's degree in Information Assurance and an exhaustive number of certifications ranging from frameworks, management, and hands-on hacking. Matt is a Technical SME at Cybrary, focusing on Adversarial Emulation and Red Teaming for course content.

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