Password Cracking (P.C.) is the process of recovering passwords from data that have been stored in or transmitted by a digital system
The purpose of password cracking might be to help a user recover a forgotten password (installing an entirely new password is less of a security risk, but it involves System Administration privileges), to gain unauthorized access to a system, or as a preventive measure by system administrators to check for easily crackable passwords. On a file-by-file basis, password cracking is utilized to gain access to digital evidence for which a judge has allowed access but the particular file's access is restricted.
Here is the class outline:
1. Password Cracking, What am I doing?
2. The Cracker way!