Password Cracking Training

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Train With CyberQ Skill Pack Challenges

CyberQ Skillpacks are designed to test your skills in a variety of different challenges with limited guidance. Each challenge runs independently as its own “Self-Paced Capture the Flag.” Launching a Skill Pack challenge will reserve your very own space in our CyberQ Data Center, we will raise the Attack Console, as well as the down-range vulnerable targets for you to practice and challenge your skills.


Each challenge includes a set of distinct challenge flags, in order to solve the flags you must perform a variety of procedures in the target environment including basic host discovery, service discovery, vulnerability analysis, attack procedures, privilege escalation, and more.


Please note, this is not a learning lab. Skill packs are designed intentionally with challenges, puzzles, and preconfigured targets that will test your ability to identify, analyze, exploit, and own the targets. If you are new to Cyber and have never participated in a cyber challenge or competition, Skill packs may be too advanced. So, feel free to browse our learning productsif this describes you, however, if you are ready for a challenge, enjoy solving complex puzzles and testing your limits, CyberQ challenges are a great way to hone your trade craft.

Password Cracking Techniques Skill Pack

This Skill Pack will challenge your skills in salient password cracking techniques including SSH Password Cracking, Telnet password cracking, RDP Password Cracking, SMB Password Cracking, FTP Password Cracking, and ZIP Password Cracking. Get 10 distinct password cracking cyber challenges with up to three attempts on each challenge.

Each challenge contains a fully designed target network with live virtual machines, servers, web hosts, and vulnerable sites and applications. Launching a challenge will open the CyberQ Console and safely connect you to our live attack environment right through your browser. Depending on the challenge, you will land in your attack machine, either Kali or Parrot, where you will have instant access to the full suite of attack tools required to carry out your challenge. Targets are preconfigured with host and application vulnerabilities which you will uncover as you progress through the challenges. CyberQ is a fully automated Cyber Range platform providing you with a self-driven Capture-the-flag experience in each challenge. 


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Gain direct hands-on practical experience on Industry’s leading Cyber Range Platform – CyberQ.  Successful Completion of this Password Cracking Skill Pack will gain you Job-ready Cyber skills and execution efficiency against cyber challenges.

About Password Cracking Skill Pack

Password cracking is the process of recovering passwords from the data transmitted by a computer system or from the data stored in it. The purpose of cracking a password might be to help a user recover a forgotten or lost password, as a preventive measure by system administrators to check for easily breakable passwords, or for use by an attacker to gain unauthorized system access.

Hacking often begins with password-cracking attempts. A password is a key piece of information necessary to access a system. Consequently, most attackers use password-cracking techniques to gain unauthorized access. An attacker may either crack a password manually by guessing it or use automated tools and techniques such as a dictionary or a brute-force method. Most password-cracking techniques are successful because of weak or easily guessable passwords.


Types of Password Attacks

  • Dictionary Attack: In this type of attack, a dictionary file is loaded into a cracking application that runs against user accounts. This dictionary is a text file that contains several dictionary words commonly used as passwords. The program uses every word present in the dictionary to find the password.
  • Brute-Force Attack: In a brute-force attack, attackers try every combination of characters until the password is broken.
  • Rule-based Attack: Attackers use this type of attack when they obtain some information about the password. This is a more powerful attack than dictionary and brute-force attacks because the cracker knows the password type. For example, if the attacker knows that the password contains a two- or three-digit number, he/she can use some specific techniques to extract the password quickly.

Password Cracking Techniques Covered in the Skill Pack

  • 03 Tick icon SSH Password Cracking
  • 03 Tick icon Telnet password cracking
  • 03 Tick icon RDP Password Cracking
  • 03 Tick icon SMB Password Cracking
  • 03 Tick icon FTP Password Cracking
  • 03 Tick icon ZIP Password Cracking
  • 03 Tick icon Password Hash Cracking
  • 03 Tick icon WinRM Password Cracking

Gain related NICE skills for Password Cracking

Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
Skill in assessing the robustness of security systems and designs.
Skill in mimicking threat behaviors.
Skill in the use of penetration testing tools and techniques.
Skill in conducting application vulnerability assessments.
Skill to develop insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment.

Related Job Roles for Password Cracking

  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Blue Team Technician
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Red Team Technician
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Computer Network Defense (CND) Auditor
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Ethical Hacker
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Information Security Engineer
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Internal Enterprise Auditor
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Penetration Tester
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Network Security Engineer
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Reverse Engineer
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Risk/Vulnerability Analyst
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Technician
  • 04 JobRole Person Icon Vulnerability Manager