Password attack tools

Passwords are currently used as the main method to authenticate a user to the system. After a user submits the correct username and password, the system will allow a user to login and access its functionality based on the authorization given to that username.

The following three factors can be used to categorize authentication types:

  • Something you know: This is usually called the first factor of authentication. A password is categorized in this type. In theory, this factor should only be known by the authorized person. In reality, this factor can easily be leaked or captured; therefore, it is not advisable to use this method to authenticate users to the sensitive system.
  • Something you have: This is usually called the second ...

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