Password security can be compromised by many attack types, such as brute force, dictionary, and rainbow tables. This video explores options for creating very secure passwords and using multifactor authentication.
You ready? … Here we go. … Shoot! … Darn it! … Okay I'm in! … (laughs) … The reality is is that getting to your passwords … The idea is we use something called a hash. … A hash is a one-way value. … It's not really an encryption, … it's kind of like a remainder, … but it's a very fixed length and it varies tremendously, … no matter what you put in. … So let me give you an idea of how hashes work. … By the way, take my Security Plus … if you really want to get into hashes. … So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to type in … a arbitrary, really simple password called mike. … And I'm going to generate these hash things. … Now if you'll take a look, these are called, … this is NT list manager. … These are actually different kinds … of Microsoft Windows hashes … that are stored on a Windows system. … These are a little bit older fashioned, … but they can still be used sometimes. … So you'll see that this hash goes to right about here. … Now watch this, I'm going to change this … to something far more complicated and messy. …
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