Cracking passwords: Eight tips in eight minutes

Learn some valuable password cracking advice with these eight tips from

The ability to crack passwords is a useful skill for any network admin, whether it's to test the strength of their own passwords or to circumvent security when an end user forgets their code. Learn some valuable password cracking skills with these eight tips.

Security expert Kevin Beaver stresses the importance of acquiring this skill. "Although there are serious accountabilities and responsibilities associated with password cracking," says Beaver, "network admins who take their jobs seriously will understand the importance of knowing why, when, and how to do it."

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