Passwords and Encryption Course

Discover key forensics concepts and best practices related to passwords and encryption, including how to gain access to a suspect's device.

50 minutes

Course description

How do you break a suspect’s password? You can use sophisticated tools and cutting-edge techniques … or you can simply ask the suspect. A veteran instructor with extensive real-world knowledge teaches our five-video course on passwords and encryption in a forensic context, giving you the real nitty-gritty on everything from hashes and protected password storage to common password hiding locations (always check the desk drawers), Windows’ Encrypting File System, recovery tools, SAM (System Account Manager), the four primary hashing methods for Windows passwords and much more. Learn when to break a password, when to steal the answer and when to simply work around it.



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