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We Support Carnegie Mellon University’s Password Research

Carnegie Mellon University released a study in 2013 called “Measuring Password Guessability for an Entire University.” CMU has over 25,000 faculty, staff, and students with a single-sign-on password. With this research study, CMU wanted to analyze how guessable the passwords would be in a password attack by standard password cracking tools and algorithms. A standard […]

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Making An Informed Decision To Protect Your Network

Humans are very predictable and unless we see our company’s name plastered across every news channel and online search engine due to a data breach, we will probably assume our company’s network is safe and we are doing a decent job protecting it. Companies may slide by for years and not be on a hacker’s […]

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Hard Facts: Data Breaches

Joseph Demarest Jr., Assistant Director of FBI’s Cyber Division states: “You’re going to be hacked.” Do you have a plan for when this happens? Furthermore, are you enforcing the necessary precautions to ensure that your end-users are not making poor password choices? Password1 and Welcome1 are the top 2 business passwords and are both accepted […]

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How To Turn Off LM Hash And Only Use NT Hash

You might be wondering how to prevent Windows from storing a LAN manager hash of your password in Active Directory and local SAM databases. The LM hash is the Windows Active Directory default option for storing passwords that are 14 characters or less. This method is unsafe and should be turned off. When a user […]

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How Do Passwords Get Hacked?

It seems like almost weekly we are seeing headline news stories of a new company falling victim to a data breach. There are many different reasons why a company is breached: Denial of Service Attacks, Malware Attacks, Password Attacks, and so many more! According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, “63% of confirmed breaches […]

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It’s Time For A Crash Course On Rainbow Tables

Rainbow Tables seem to be a topic that no one wants to talk about. Well, it’s time to talk about it. Everyone wants to talk about Dictionary Attacks, Brute Force Attacks, and Hybrid Attacks – but what about Rainbow Tables? Rainbow Tables can crack any Windows password that is 14 characters or less within 28 […]

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