I recently completed a Certified Ethical Hacker course and gave a presentation to Fubra staff about some of the things I thought we should be aware of with regards to online security. Paul and Jorge were kind enough to let me share some of the details in a public blog post so here it is…
Password crackers use sophisticated tools that can do dictionary attacks. These aren’t limited to just words in a regular language dictionary. These dictionaries contain common passwords (such as ‘qwerty’, ‘123456’) and the tools can try variations on words (such as ‘pa55w0rd’) and combinations of words, numbers, symbols, etc.