‘Cracken’ Passwords with EvilMog of IBM X-Force Red

Play the latest episode
Sep 5, 2017
08 minutes


Listen to the Security Intelligence Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

‘Cracken’ Passwords with EvilMog of IBM X-Force Red
September 5, 2017
| |
< 1 min read

Listen to this podcast now on iTunes, Soundcloud or wherever you find your favorite content.

IBM X-Force Red has expanded significantly in recent months, in terms of both its practice areas and the team itself. Dustin Heywood, better known within the industry as EvilMog of Team Hashcat, came on board earlier this year and wasted no time helping IBM Security prepare for its stellar showing at Black Hat 2017.

In this podcast, EvilMog talks about the latest trends in password hacking and discusses his experience creating the Cracken, a powerful password-cracking rig that debuted at Black Hat and demonstrates just how easily even complex passwords can be deciphered.

Listen now to learn:

  • How X-Force Red will use Cracken to help organizations discover and defend against cyber attacks;
  • Whether password policies that require the use of certain characters (uppercase letter, digit, etc.) impede hackers or assist them; and
  • Why password managers are an important step in the right direction, although not a security panacea.

Listen to the podcast

Learn more about IBM X-Force Red Services and Register for a Demo

If you enjoyed listening, please consider rating the podcast or leaving your feedback on iTunes.

Security Intelligence Staff
Security Intelligence Staff

Security Intelligence strives to be the leading site for technical and business-focused security content. Security is an essential factor for every business,...
read more

Topic updates

Get email updates and stay ahead of the latest threats to the security landscape, thought leadership and research.
Subscribe today
Press play to continue listening
00:00 00:00