Cyber Security

Cyber Security

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  • Multivariable Calculus
  • I can't believe I got a 25 on my math test.
  • With Mrs. Berger
  • I know! I can hack into my teacher's computer and change my grades!
  • I can try typing in common numbers and letters to get the password
  • Mrs. Berger's Desk
  • Comic By: Bianca Pascu Wastead 4th
  • Or I could try downloading this keylogger malware
  • Password attacks are a type of cyber threat often divided into three categories. Types of password attacks include brute force, keylogger, and social engineering attacks.
  • I could even pretend to be the teacher's employer
  • Hello this is your boss calling. I just need your password to make sure the computer is working properly.
  • Brute force attacks are when the hacker uses the most common and easy to guess passwords to try to get into a device or program. Specific applications are designed to aid with brute force attacks.
  • Enter Password Here:
  • I figured it out! The password is 12345!
  • Key logger password attacks are a type of malware that is downloaded onto the victim's computer/device. This malware tracks the users keystrokes. In essence, the attacker can view what keys the victim types into their computer/device.
  • Social engineering is anther type of password attack. This method relies on the human quality to be over-trusting and gullible. Victims are tricked into providing their passwords.
  • Password attacks can be combated by using creative passwords that are greater in length. Avoid common passwords and use as many characters as possible.  Also, avoid spam emails and questionable websites.
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