Analysis of system passwords
This practical task requires you to perform a detailed analysis of system passwords as part of an ethical hacking engagement. You will first crack then analyse a sample password file from a client, then advise them on the weaknesses discovered. You will also provide recommendations for ways to improve their password hygiene and access control in general.
Your task is as follows:
Crack the password file supplied using any suitable tool, and report the contents
Analyse the contents of the password file using commonly accepted password hygiene and system security standards
Make recommendations for improving user access control supported by literature