Password Cracking

Password Cracking refers to the various methods hackers use to learn exactly what password you use to protect one of your computer accounts. This can be accomplished by recovering passwords …

February 5th, 2020


A Passphrase is a combination of words put together to make a phrase that is used as a password to secure accounts and sensitive information. For example, here are three …

January 7th, 2020

Password Manager

A Password Manager is a software application that assists in generating and retrieving complex passwords and storing these passwords in an encrypted database. An example of a password manager would …

January 7th, 2020

5 Password Manager Myths

The Internet is racing towards 10 Billion publicly documented breached accounts. You can check your own email accounts for breaches and what information was compromised through CyberHoot’s website, inside your …

December 26th, 2019

How Password Managers Work (an 11 min deep dive)


A password is a string of characters (letters, numbers, and other symbols) used to authenticate an identity or to verify access authorization. Early password advice from NIST in 2003 was …

December 24th, 2019

LastPass Overview 2017 Training Video

LastPass Overview

This video provides a very good overview of LastPass password manager and its various features from secure password generation to storing credentials for websites, to storing encrypted Secure Notes.  If …

December 17th, 2019

How to create a strong passphrase training

How to Create a Strong Passphrase

This 3 minute video outlines how to create strong passphrases by using at least five (5) discrete words that are changed slightly so that they are not spelled exactly as …

December 17th, 2019

Passwords, Passphrases, and Password Managers

Cybersecurity skills needed for the 21st century include learning how to use a tool known as a password manager. This skill will provide you huge benefit in security, productivity, and confidence online.

June 26th, 2019