Archive | Password Cracking


22 April 2009 | 6,727 views

EFIPW – Modify Apple EFI Firmware Passwords

EFIPW is a tool that can be used to decode and modify Apple EFI firmware passwords via the command line. It is designed after the non open source OFPW utility and is designed to work on Intel machines running Leopard or newer. Useful for lab deployments (setting the firmware password of machines as a post [...]

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04 March 2009 | 19,318 views

Medusa v1.5 Released – Parallel, Modular Login Brute Forcing Tool

Finally an update to Medusa! Version 1.5 of Medusa is now available for public download. Medusa 1.4 was released quite some time back in November 2007 and before that Medusa 1.3 showed up November 2006. You would have thought version 1.5 would have been released in November 2008! Looks like they missed by a few [...]

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24 February 2009 | 7,176 views

WMAT Released – Web Mail Auth Tool For Testing Web Mail Logins

WMAT is Web Mail Auth Tool that provide some essential functions for testing web mail logins, written in python with support of pyCurl. How it works? It is very simple, You give WMAT file with usernames, file with passwords, URL of web mail app and chose pattern for attack. Patterns are XML files that define [...]

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23 January 2009 | 42,293 views

CeWL – Custom Word List Generator Tool for Password Cracking

It seems to be trendy lately to make tools which can create custom or more specific word lists for password cracking, just last week we posted about the web application The Associative Word List Generator (AWLG), which crawls the whole web to look for associated words with a given topic. This application is more towards [...]

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14 January 2009 | 37,363 views

The Associative Word List Generator (AWLG) – Create Related Wordlists for Password Cracking

You may remember some time back we did a fairly exhaustive post on Password Cracking Wordlists and Tools for Brute Forcing. Wyd the Password Profiling Tool also does something similar to AWLG but it’s a PERL script rather than being based online. I’d prefer if AWLG let us download an offline version too personally. About [...]

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05 December 2008 | 46,843 views

The World’s Fastest MD5 Cracker – BarsWF

BarsWF is basically an MD5 cracking tool and at the moment, is currently the fastest. Right now on nVidia 9600GT/C2D 3Ghz CUDA version does 350 M keys/sec, SSE2 version does 108 M keys/sec. You may check benchmarks of all known good MD5 bruteforcers here. Changes in 0.8 Added checks for errors when calling CUDA kernel. [...]

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22 October 2008 | 17,599 views

Swiss Researchers Sniff Password from Wired Keyboard

Now this is an interesting twist on an oldschool method of hacking, the monitoring of electromagnetic radiation. You’d think it’d be easier to sniff the traffic from a wireless keyboard, but generally it’s not as they tend to be encrypted. Where as the electromagnetic radiation given off by a wired keyboard is not shielded or [...]

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21 October 2008 | 42,500 views

lm2ntcrack – Microsoft Windows NT Hash Cracker (MD4 -LM)

We have covered quite a lot of Password Cracking tools and it’s not often a new one comes out, this one is for quite a specialised purpose (not a general all-purpose password cracker like John the Ripper or Cain & Abel), although you do need to use it alongside JTR. This tool is for instantly [...]

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14 October 2008 | 10,974 views

Hacker Posts List of Compromised User Accounts Online

It seems that people are truly shocked when their identities get exposed, and the vast majority use the same single password for ALL of their online accounts. That’s just crazy! A ‘kind-hearted’ hacker recently exposed a bunch of online accounts (with passwords) to gain himself more status in a hacker forum (l33t sk1llz dudebro!). WHEN [...]

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26 September 2008 | 7,964 views

Brits Give Up Passwords For a £5 Gift Voucher

So it turns out you don’t need any fancy password cracking software like John the Ripper or Cain and Abel you just need a handful of £5 gift vouchers for Marks and Spencers! But we had discussed this in part before, some people will give out their passwords if you just ask, some if you [...]

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