Friday, April 20, 2007

Cracking passwords: 8 tips in 8 minutes

Have you always wanted some tips on how to crack passwords? Here is a handy document (with links) to help you out.

How to Bypass BIOS Passwords - BIOS passwords can be a liability if a user forgets his password.
Cracking network passwords - Like it or not, passwords are a big part of your security and weak passwords can be a gapping security hole. Weed out these weaknesses by cracking your own network passwords.
How to crack a password - Brien Posey describes two techniques used to crack your Windows passwords and offers several defenses against attack.
Building better password policies - Learn ways to tweak your Windows password policy to make passwords more user-friendly and more secure.
Windows password management myths - Common misconceptions about creating and enforcing strong passwords
Checklist: Key control settings to harden password authentication - In part two of her password hardening series, Roberta Bragg details configuration changes to make in Windows Server 2003, 2000 and legacy systems to harden password authentication.
Create secure passwords you don't have to remember - Most strong passwords are impossible to remember. A new online application generates secure passwords that do not have to be committed to memory.
Password hardening journal - One oft-forgotten element of a secure organization is password security. Check out our Windows security journal to find out how to secure your organization at this level.