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Password Spraying

In this video, Zanidd explains how password spraying works and presents remedies to prevent it from happening, such as multi-factor authentication.

This video explains how password spraying works and presents remedies to prevent it from happening.

Password Spraying is a type of brute force attack where the attacker finds a common password and tries to login to a company network by trying every possible username with the common password.

Remedies to prevent this type of attack include multi-factor authentication, a strong password policy combined with regular password resets, and security training.

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Advanced Cyber Security Training: Hands-On Password Attacks

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