10 Ways Security Hackers Exploit Passwords & Enterprise Credentials
Compromised passwords represent some of the weakest links in online security. Financially motivated hackers steal credentials using a myriad of techniques ranging from brute force attacks to scanning cloud resources for exposed and forgotten credentials left on publicly accessible servers.
1. Credential Stuffing
2. Password Spraying
5. Brute Force Attack
6. Dictionary Attacks
7. Rainbow Table Attack
9. Secret Scanning Attacks
10. S3 Bucket Scanning Attacks
How to Mitigate Attacks that Exploit Passwords
Security policies and training around passwords are mission-critical for organizations. Organizations must establish strict password policies and IT controls, which enforce strong passwords and enable two-factor or multi-factor authentication when possible. Also, organizations should work to ensure that security teams have a deep understanding of password exploitation techniques and are continuously practicing the security skills needed to thwart these attacks.
RangeForce offers in-depth technical training modules that cover all 10 of these potential attack vectors for your security and IT professionals to learn in a simulation-based environment.
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