Cracking Windows passwords

What good is a tool if you don't know how to use it? In this screencast, follow a step-by-step demonstration by security expert Kevin Beaver as he shows you how to use three different tools to crack passwords to test their strength.

Learn how to crack Windows passwords in this step-by-step demonstration by security expert Kevin Beaver. Kevin shows you how to test the strength of your passwords and shares few tips to ensure you are getting the most out of your password tests. (Click the play button to watch the video.)

About the speaker: Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant, speaker and expert witness with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC. He has nearly two decades of experience in IT and specializes in performing information security assessments regarding compliance and risk management. Kevin has authored/co-authored six books on information security including Hacking For Dummies and Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies (Wiley) as well as The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance (Auerbach). He's also the creator of the Security On Wheels information security audio programs providing security learning for IT professionals on the go. Kevin can be reached at

This was first published in July 2007



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