Password/encryption tools | Computer Science homework help

To investigate how operating systems encrypt their passwords and how they can be exploited, you need to use a password/encryption cracking tool. There are several tools available for this purpose.

During a meeting with your supervisor, you are asked to use one of the tools available to crack a password.

Complete the following:

  1. Research how the tools work from the perspective of taking advantage of the operating system’s weaknesses.
  2. Research several password/encryption cracking tools
  3. Download and install a tool of your choice
  4. Configure and use the tool
  5. View the list of user accounts and password hashes to crack.
  6. Take a screenshot of the user accounts and password hashes to crack