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Fall 2018 password cracking lab results

So, I have been a distant admirer of Ming Chow's (@0xmchow) password cracking labs for his students.  Each semester, I found myself thinking "green, you need to do this sometime..." but never quite got around to doing it. Until now...  🙂 This semester, I created a list of accounts and passwords and gave it to… Continue reading Fall 2018 password cracking lab results

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Students, teachers, and the bigger picture

Recently, I went on a "tweet storm" about students and some typical "end of semester" behaviors I've seen over the years.  A colleague read them, and suggested it would make for a good blog post. I've been sitting on this since then, for a few reasons.  First, I've been pressed for time with other matters,… Continue reading Students, teachers, and the bigger picture

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Students, are you asking the wrong questions?

Recently, two students stopped by my office, with different concerns. One student asked me the best way to get through a course I am teaching, which he is enrolled in. Another student stopped by to tell me about his inability to log in to our virtualized environment that we use for homework assignments. I’m not… Continue reading Students, are you asking the wrong questions?