Cracking Passwords for Cyber Educators

Cracking Passwords for Cyber Educators

October 8, 7:00pm — 9:00pm
Virtual Event

Free professional development webinar for high school teachers

Cybersecurity Workshop

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October 8, 7:00pm — 9:00pm


Available online only.
See description for details.

Intro Text

This 120-minute online workshop talks about how passwords are stored on a system and then how they can be cracked. This workshop will first show how to create a password hash on a Kali Linux machine and then explore when the machine stores these hashed passwords. Then the workshop will explore three different methods of password cracking, brute force, using a dictionary, and rainbow tables.

The following Labs (from CYBER.ORG's Cybersecurity course) are covered in this workshop:

  • Passwords Lab
  • Brute Force Lab
  • Dictionary Lab
  • Rainbow Tables Lab

This workshop will be led by subject matter experts from the CYBER.ORG. A Zoom link will be emailed before the webinar begins.

Participants will receive access to online curriculum materials as well as a temporary log-in to the U.S. Cyber Range. Due to grant funding restrictions, this workshop is only open to K-12 educators in the U.S.

Pre-requisites: If you do not already have a U.S. Cyber Range account, please plan to attend a 30-minute "set-up" session on either October 1st at 8 pm Central or sometime between 11 am and 2 pm Central on October 2nd.