Hacking Concepts Discussion Presentation

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PowerPoint Presentation of 8–10 slides

As the Lead Security Analyst in your organization, you have been asked by the Chief Security Officer to prepare a presentation that would introduce concepts, skills and tools used by hackers to compromise systems. You should include information about the following:

  1. What is a hash, and how does it play a role with passwords?
  2. What are the locations of passwords in:
    • UNIX/Linux
    • Windows
    • Mac OSX
  3. What are the methods or permissions needed to view the passwords for all three operating systems?
  4. Describe the process of password cracking, and include a discussion about the following attacks:
    • Dictionary
    • Brute force
    • Rainbow tables
  5. Describe at least 3 tools used for password cracking; include at least 1 for Windows and 1 for UNIX/Linux.

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School: UT Austin




Hacking Concepts
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Hash and its role with passwords
• In computing, a hash is a function that can be used
for the conversion of values from one form to
• For instance, Hashing is a natural fit for cryptography
since it masks the original data with another value.
• Passwords are stored in hash forms for protection
• The process of hashing helps in guarding against the
possibility of unauthorized access to the database
thereafter retrieving the passwords of each user in the
Ref: Oriyano (2013)

Locations of Passwords
• ...

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