Security 4 - Bad Guys

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What do bad guys do?

Bad guys most often want money. How can they convert either (a) your password or (b) access to your computer into money?

To read a series of often entertaining stories about various bad guy activities, a fantastic source is Krebs On Security blog

Bad Guy 101 - Generic

Bad Guy 101 - At Stanford

Here are some specific things that have happened at Stanford with stolen passwords. Dictionary attacks and phishing are two of the top ways that Stanford accounts get broken into (before two-factor was required).