Password Superpowers: How to Crack Hashes and Stump Hackers

This workshop teaches you how to use "password recovery" tools like John the Ripper and hashcat to find out what the password of a given user account or password-protected file is. By using free software programs that automate a technique called hash cracking, you can find out exactly how strong (or not) your own passwords are. Also in this workshop, you'll learn about equally free password and secrets management apps like KeePass that help you practice good password hygiene so that you don't reuse passwords or use weak passwords that don't offer as much protection as you might have thought before you learned how easy it can be to "crack" encrypted passwords yourself. This workshop will also provide an automated lab environment for you that you can spin up on your laptop so that you can follow along with the instructor and get cracking immediately.