Cracking one million passwords

Cracking one million passwords

Code in Python  /  45 mins  /  ✦ ✦

Use Python code to see how cyber criminals can ‘crack’ passwords

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Activity overview

The video streaming website Catflix has been attacked by a gang of cyber criminals. The gang have stolen the login details for 1 million customers and published them online.

Your task is to use Python code to “crack” this massive collection of passwords.

  • Examine the leaked file containing the login details of one million customers
  • Investigate the most commonly used passwords
  • Using Python code to crack the passwords from the leaked file

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