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Unformatted text preview: Lab 3 - Password Cracking CSE 4481 4.0 Computer Security Lab, Winter 2012 Due: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2012, 11:59pm. Format: Individual Learning Objective: In this lab, you will recover passwords using two different techniques: dic- tionary attack and precomputation attack. Recovering a password, known as password cracking, can be a devastating attack, especially since most users will reuse the same password on different systems. Also, physical access to a machine represents an important opportunity for attackers to compromise the system and gain access. This will be explored by using bootable media to compromise an operating system. 1 Forced Entry with Bootable Media The Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) provides an extensive set of tools and operating systems that can be booted from external media. The UBCD is a completely separate operating system and runs independently of any hard drives. The UBCD file system is completely on the CD. Booting under UBCD, you can mount and modify the files on your original Linux/Windows drive.UBCD, you can mount and modify the files on your original Linux/Windows drive....
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- Fall '08
- Computer Security, Password cracking, Windows XP workstation, HD Recovery Tools