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Definition: Mimikatz


A security hack that obtains passwords in Windows computers. Developed by Benjamin Delpy as proof of concept for Windows' vulnerability, Mimikatz has been used for years by security professionals to determine if antivirus and anti-malware are able to detect such an attack. Mimikatz operates in several ways; however, the simplest method captures the password and uses it to unlock the computer without actually revealing what the password contains. Mimipenguin is a version for Linux computers. See security.