People, Passwords and Process

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mralexjuarez's picture
Level: 
Beginner

Passwords. We all have them. We all probably have multiples and if we are not using a password manager they are probably mostly the same.

Let's take a deeper look at passwords and learn some of the Linux password fundamentals when it comes to front line password security.

In this session we will go over Linux password fundamentals. We will talk about the files and commands involved in managing your passwords. In addition we will take it a bit further and cover how to enforce good password policies using PAM.

Lastly we will talk about cracking weak passwords using John the Ripper and close with a mind-stretching demo using John the Ripper to automatically force users to change their weak passwords.