Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals

In Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals, Dustin Parry takes you through different aspects of securing passwords and techniques deployed to crack passwords. These techniques can be deployed by IT technicians to check the password strengths, and it can be used by pentesters and attackers alike.

Course Content

Password Cracking Foundations


Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals
John the Ripper Introduction


Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals
John the Ripper Demonstration


Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals
Hash Suite


Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals
Cain and Abel


Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals
Securing Your Password


Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals
Course Description

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Password cracking, and the various tools and techniques associated with beginner level password cracking. Various techniques like hashing, salting, peppering and encrypting passwords for secure storage are discussed. Insight into various tools like John the ripper, Cain and Abel are also given, which are used to crack passwords in realtime. Best practices for securing passwords are discussed, which will help organizations to deploy industrial standard Password policies.

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Instructed by

Dustin Parry

My current role is a network security engineer but like many of us in security, I wear many hats. I perform forensics, threat and network hunting, intel, malware analysis and remediation, vulnerability scanning and management, red teaming, along with helping to write and rewrite policies and guidelines.

I’ve been in IT for over 10 years, everything from help desk, networking, hardware repair, and I finally moved into a security role a few years ago. One of my favorite things to do is phishing simulations.

I grew up always interested in figuring out how things work and how to make them work in ways that may not have been intended. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in IT - Security in 2018 from Western Governors University. There I earned many industry certifications, including Comptia’s A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, Cisco CCENT, CCNA and CCNA Security, several CIW certs, LPIC-1 and the Infosec 4011. I’ve also been working towards my OSCP now that I’ve got a little more free time. When I’m not working in security, listening to security podcasts or researching the newest threats, I’m usually spending time with my daughter, taking photos or working on old cars. I love to hike and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

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Certification Body
Certificate of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals Certificate of Completion