Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Password attacks, part of CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-002) Cert Prep: 2 Vulnerability Management.
- [Instructor] Passwords secure access … to the vast majority of systems today. … This time-tested approach does provide adequate security … for many purposes, but also has potential drawbacks. … Attackers can wage attacks designed to crack passwords … stored in system files. … Many recent attacks used this approach to steal … massive numbers of user accounts. … Let's take a look at some password attacks. … On Linux systems password files contain user credentials … when a user attempts to log in to a system … the login process checks the password file … to determine whether the password is valid. … Now of course the password doesn't simply contain … a copy of the password, that would be an easy target … for attackers and would also allow system administrators … to know all of the user passwords on a system. … Instead the password file contains a password hash … shown here, computed using a one-way hash function. … When the user logs in, the login process takes the password, … computes a hash and then compares that hash …
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- Configuring vulnerability scans
- Reporting scan results
- Barriers to vulnerability remediation
- Analyzing scan reports
- Common server, endpoint, and network vulnerabilities
- Software security issues, such as SQL injection
- Access control vulnerabilities
Skill Level Advanced
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1. Creating a Vulnerability Management Program
2. Configuring and Executing Vulnerability Scans
3. Remediating Vulnerabilities
4. Analyzing Scan Results
5. Common Vulnerabilities
6. Software Security Issues
7. Specialized Technology Vulnerabilities
8. Access Control Vulnerabilities
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