Finding credentials Course

This course demonstrates the use of Python to collect information on a system, including both user credentials and other sensitive data.

1 hour, 26 minutes

Course description

In this course, you'll explore the process of using Python to find credentials. This includes an introduction to credential access, dumping Chrome credentials, searching the registry, searching the file system and more.


Analyzing passwords with Python

Video - 00:15:00

This video uses Python to identify weaknesses and commonalities across collected passwords.
Cracking Linux passwords with Python

Video - 00:12:00

This video discusses how to crack Linux password hashes with Python.
Searching the file system with Python

Video - 00:16:00

This video demonstrates the use of Python and heuristics to identify valuable data on the file system.
Searching the Registry with Python

Video - 00:18:00

This video uses Python to search the Windows Registry for credentials and other valuable data.
Dumping Chrome credentials with Python

Video - 00:12:00

This video demonstrates how user credentials can be dumped from the Chrome password cache.
Introduction to credential access

Video - 00:12:00

This video introduces credential access and discusses how Python can be used to automate the process.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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