New Free Service Cracks Weak Passwords

Praetorian this week launched a free, cloud-based password auditing service that ferrets out weak passwords and hashes.

The new PWAudit.com is based on Amazon AWS, and automatically detects hash types and includes a wordlist generator and reporting features. Password-cracking tools aren’t new, but the service is aimed at making the process more user-friendly and scalable, according to Praetorian.

“With the number of breaches increased, especially with passwords, companies are more aware of the risks. This tool helps them demonstrate or make the case internally and do their own type of audit prior to a penetration test or before a breach happens,” says Josh Abraham, director of services at Praetorian.

SOURCE: darkreading.com