A lot of ground has been covered in this unit.
Throughout all the various exercises we've been working on developing a common vocabulory and understanding that will help us move forward in the other units.
An earlier exercise revealed how easy it was to hack into a wireless access point to recover a password and then use it, to break into a network.
This exercise is all about making life a little harder for would be hackers.
Now is the time to start building our hacking tool set. Download and install a free well known password cracking tool Cain and Abel. Make sure you have permission to do this.
Now you are tooled up, it's time for a brief introduction to passwords and how to use it.
More cracking Gromit.
Breaking passwords can be considered more of an art than a science. Choosing the right method can save a lot of time. So this exercise is to illustrate the difference between a 'brute force' and 'dictionary' attacks. As before we are going to be using Caine & Abel
The video has no sound. And the instructions are typed out in notepad, but a lot of videos about cracking are made by people whose first language isn't English.
If you don't feel confident in meeting any of these performance criteria, ask your teacher or re-read the information again.