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Passwords and Encryption

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

4 videos  //  50 minutes of training

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.

Course syllabus

Cryptographic Hashing (part 5)Duration: 10:09

Cryptographic Hashing (part 6)Duration: 10:07

Cryptographic Hashing (part 7)Duration: 10:16

Anti-ForensicsDuration: 19:05

Meet the author



At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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"Comparing Infosec to other vendors is like comparing apples to oranges. My instructor was hands-down the best I’ve had." 

James Coyle

FireEye, Inc.

"I knew Infosec could tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."

Julian Tang

Chief Information Officer

"I’ve taken five boot camps with Infosec and all my instructors have been great."

Jeffrey Coa

Information Security Systems Officer

Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.