Archive | Hacking Tools


12 April 2006 | 21,669 views

Paros Proxy 3.2.10 Released – MITM HTTP and HTTPS Proxy

One of my favourite proxy options, along side the Burp Proxy (evolved into Burp Suite). I’ll definately talk more about the Burp Suite later as it’s excellent for testing anything web-based. Paros labels itself as MITM Proxy + Spider + Scanner plus anything else you want it to be, it is a pretty neat piece [...]

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28 March 2006 | 136,531 views

Ophcrack 2.2 Password Cracker Released

Ophcrack is a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of Hellman’s original trade-off, with better performance. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds. We mentioned it in our RainbowCrack and Rainbow Tables article. Changes: (feature) support of the new table set (alphanum + 33 [...]

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23 March 2006 | 9,007 views

kArp – Linux Kernel Level ARP Hijacking/Spoofing Utility

Introduction kArp is a linux patch that allows one to implement ARP hijacking in the kernel, but control it easily via userland. You may configure, enable and disable kArp via ProcFS or the sysctl mechanism. kArp is implemented almost on the device driver level. Any ethernet driver (including 802.11 drivers) is supported. The kArp code [...]

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21 March 2006 | 19,777 views

pwdump6 version 1.2 BETA Released

Version 1.2 (Beta) of the pwdump6 software has been released. There are three major changes from the previous version: Uses “random” named pipes (GUIDs) to allow concurrent copies of the client to run. This is predominately for the next version of fgdump, which will be multithreaded. Will turn off password histories if the requisite APIs [...]

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12 March 2006 | 184,766 views

JTR (Password Cracking) – John the Ripper 1.7 Released – FINALLY

The new “features” this time are primarily performance improvements possible due to the use of better algorithms (bringing more inherent parallelism of trying multiple candidate passwords down to processor instruction level), better optimized code, and new hardware capabilities (such as AltiVec available on PowerPC G4 and G5 processors). In particular, John the Ripper 1.7 is [...]

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27 February 2006 | 409,582 views

Password Cracking with Rainbowcrack and Rainbow Tables

What is RainbowCrack & Rainbow Tables? RainbowCrack is a general propose implementation of Philippe Oechslin’s faster time-memory trade-off technique. In 1980 Martin Hellman described a cryptanalytic time-memory trade-off which reduces the time of cryptanalysis by using precalculated data stored in memory. This technique was improved by Rivest before 1982 with the introduction of distinguished points [...]

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18 February 2006 | 10,859 views

NSA Tracking Nmap and Other Open Source Tools

Check it out! US President George W. Bush visited the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade in January 2006. A wall-sized status screen in the background displays the latest versions of Nmap and some of our other favorite open source tools. Pictures were printed in the February 6, 2006 edition of Newsweek (article) and the Jan [...]

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17 February 2006 | 76,739 views

BackTrack – A merger between WHAX and Auditor

BackTrack is the result of the merging of two Innovative Penetration Testing live Linux distributions namely Whax and Auditor. Combining the best features from both distributions, and paying special attention to small details, this is probably the best version of either distributions to ever come out. Based on SLAX (Slackware), BackTrack provides user modularity. This [...]

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15 February 2006 | 9,475 views

Nmap 4.01 Released – New Features

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts [...]

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