Archive | Password Cracking


18 April 2013 | 6,642 views

Large Scale Botnet Brute Force Password Cracking Against WordPress Sites

There have always been a lot of brute force attempts/bot scans and hacking attempts on WordPress hosted sites (due to flaws in the core and a multitude of insecure plugins) – this site being no exception (they’ve even done some minor damage before). But things appear to have really ramped up recently with a large [...]

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12 June 2012 | 16,415 views

MySQL 1 Liner Hack Gives Root Access Without Password

The latest news that has hit the streets is the occurence of the easiest hack ever, if you have local shell access (any user privelege level) and you can connect to MySQL – you can get root access to MySQL within a few seconds. I tried this yesterday on one of my servers on Ubuntu [...]

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29 December 2011 | 28,562 views

Patator – Multi Purpose Brute Forcing Tool

Patator is a multi-purpose brute-forcer, with a modular design and a flexible usage. Basically the author got tired of using Medusa, Hydra, ncrack, metasploit auxiliary modules, nmap NSE scripts and the like because: They either do not work or are not reliable (false negatives several times in the past) They are slow (not multi-threaded or [...]

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19 December 2011 | 16,072 views

MySQLPasswordAuditor – Free MySQL Audit/Password Recovery & Cracking Tool

MysqlPasswordAuditor is the FREE Mysql password recovery and auditing software. Mysql is one of the popular and powerful database software used by most of the web based and server side applications. If you have ever lost or forgotten your Mysql database password then MysqlPasswordAuditor can help in recovering it easily. It can also help you [...]

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18 March 2011 | 20,680 views

Wophcrack – Web Based Interface For Ophcrack Password Cracking Tool

I’m assuming everyone reading already knows about Ophcrack – the awesome time/memory trade-off password cracker. Well here is a nifty web-based interface for it. Rainbow Tables are really useful when cracking password hashes, but one major disadvantage of these tables is their size which can be hundreds of gigs for complex tables. The author thought [...]

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16 March 2011 | 29,849 views

Ophcrack 3.3.1 & LiveCD – Free Rainbow Table Password Cracking Tool

Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms. It works based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of [...]

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01 February 2011 | 19,455 views

NiX Brute Force – Parallel Log-in Brute Forcing/Password Cracking Tool

NiX Brute Forcer is a tool that uses brute force in parallel to log into a system without having authentication credentials beforehand. This tool is intended to demonstrate the importance of choosing strong passwords. The goal of NiX is to support a variety of services that allow remote authentication such as: MySQL, SSH, FTP, IMAP. [...]

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08 December 2010 | 13,812 views

TwitterPasswordDecryptor – Instantly Recover Twitter Account Passwords

TwitterPasswordDecryptor is the FREE tool to instantly recover Twitter account passwords stored by popular web browsers. Most web browsers store the login credentials for visited websites so that user don’t have to remember and enter the password every time. Each of these web browsers use their own proprietary encryption mechanism to store the login passwords [...]

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24 November 2010 | 17,400 views

SHA-1 Password Hashes Cracked Using Amazon EC2 GPU Cloud

It’s not the first time someone has pulled this off, back in November 2009 we wrote about Using Cloud Computing To Crack Passwords – Amazon’s EC2. Add that with a story way back from 2007 – Graphics Cards – The Next Big Thing for Password Cracking? – and you’ve got yourself an interesting combo with [...]

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22 November 2010 | 17,828 views

CUDA-Multiforcer – GPU Powered High Performance Multihash Brute Forcer

The Cryptohaze Multiforcer is a high performance multihash brute forcer with support for per-position character sets, and very good performance scaling when dealing with large hash lists. As an example, on a list of 10 hashes, the Cryptohaze Multiforcer achieves 390M steps per second on a GTX260/216SP@1.24ghz card. On a list of 1.4 million hashes [...]

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