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Building Dictionaries and Destroying Hashes Using Amazon EC2 Derbycon 2012 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)
Building Dictionaries and Destroying Hashes Using Amazon EC2
By aggregating and creating new dictionaries and manipulating them to guess
plaintext and hashed passwords in high profile password exposures, we’ll
demonstrate which dictionary attacks are the most effective. Further research
will allow for the building of passphrase dictionaries from commonly accessible
sources and their effectiveness will be analyzed.
Steve Werby / Randy Todd
Steve is an independent information security consultant and researcher. He was
formerly the Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Texas at
San Antonio (UTSA), as well as enterprise information security officer for the
Virginia Department of Corrections and Virginia Commonwealth University. Before
making the shift to information security program management, he operated an
information security consultancy with an international client base largely
consisting of ISPs, web hosting firms and ecommerce businesses. He has an
engineering degree, an MBA and numerous certs, but is prouder of the fact he
hasn’t signed his name the same way twice since 2009.
Randy is an information security analyst with the University of Texas at San
Antonio. He has a BBA with a major in Management of Information Systems from St.
Mary’s University. Randy has an extensive training and web development
background and joined the security team over three years ago. He’s designed and
administrated several enterprise systems including; online learning and visitor
websites, virtual classrooms, an enterprise ADA compliance aggregator, among
others, and most recently, received his GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
certification. He’s currently in charge of Education and Consulting for UTSA’s
Office of Information Security.