Password cracking tool helps admins test security

Weak or reused passwords are a common cause of security breaches but are something that it’s hard for administrators to police. Intelligence-led security company FireEye is releasing a new password cracking tool to enable security professionals to test password effectiveness, develop improved methods to securely store passwords, and audit current password requirements. The main program is installed on a server, but a further ‘worker’ component means GoCrack is able to distribute its processing across CPUs and GPUs on networked machines via a simple to use web-based interface to create, view, and manage tasks. In order to protect sensitive password data,… [Continue Reading]