Alex Kah

Senior Security Analyst

Alex Kah works for Optiv’s MSS organization responding to security incidents, strengthening MSS’s security posture and assisting with other internal technology additions and enhancements.

 

Crack Me If You Can - Hash Cracking Contest

· By Alex Kah ·

The fifth annual Korelogic “Crack Me If You Can” contest took place this past weekend at the 22nd annual DEF CON. Crack Me If You Can (CMIYC) is an annual DEF CON contest that simulates real-world penetration testing scenarios where you might obtain large lists of hashed passwords from a client or clients. Password hashes

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Think Your Passwords are Strong Enough? Think Again.

· By Alex Kah ·

However, many third-party applications such as homegrown web applications and mobile applications still only require a single sign-on, leaving organizations vulnerable. Although most administrative passwords are complicated and strong, all it takes is one weak password created by an employee for an attacker to crack and access a corporate network. It’s simple math and, frankly, common

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