As part of its propagation mechanisms, the Morris Worm attempted to determine the passwords of the users on the system it had just compromised. Specifically, the Morris Worm tried to employ a password dictionary attack. This video, by Sourcefire Chief Scientist Zulfikar Ramzan, describes the specific dictionary attack mechanisms espoused by the Morris Worm. The video is part of a multi-part series on the Morris Worm.
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Uploaded - 11 Nov 2013