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Medusa 1.4 – Parallel Password Cracker Released for Download

It’s been a long time coming but here it is, after almost a year (Remember Medusa 1.3?) finally version 1.4 is here! Version 1.4 of Medusa is now available for public download! What is Medusa? Medusa is a speedy, massively parallel, modular, login brute-forcer for network services created by the geeks at Foofus.net. The Key […]

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Inguma 0.0.5 Released for Download – Penetration Testing Toolkit

Inguma is a free penetration testing and vulnerability discovery toolkit entirely written in python. Framework includes modules to discover hosts, gather information about, fuzz targets, brute force usernames and passwords, exploits, and a disassembler. We did mention it back in August when it first hit the streets. With new QT interface: If you haven’t used […]

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Graphics Cards – The Next Big Thing for Password Cracking?

Interesting research from Elcomsoft, using the parallel processing capacity of graphics cards to speed up the password cracking process. Pretty inventive thinking, as graphics cards get more and more powerful, and they are created to do massive parallel tasks for all the latest and greatest games, why not apply it to password cracking! A technique […]

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Pass-The-Hash Toolkit v1.1 Available for Download

The concept of passing the hash on Windows came about a while ago, now there’s a tool for it in it’s second revision (which fixed some problems with foreign language Windows versions and Windows 2003). The Pass-The-Hash Toolkit contains utilities to manipulate the Windows Logon Sessions mantained by the LSA (Local Security Authority) component. These […]

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Download pwdump6 and fgdump version 1.6.0 available now.

New versions of the excellent pwdump6 and fgdump have been released (1.6.0 for both!). For those that don’t know what pwdump or gfdump are.. pwdump6 is a password hash dumper for Windows 2000 and later systems. It is capable of dumping LanMan and NTLM hashes as well as password hash histories. It is based on […]

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Russian Elcomsoft Finds Backdoor in Quicken Passwords

Elcomsoft is quite a well known firm when it comes to password ‘recovery’, I have used their products in the past when I was in a fix and I needed a password that had been, you know…lost. They rose to fame in 2001 after cracking Adobe’s eBook format. Recently they announced a fairly serious backdoor […]

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Inguma – Penetration Testing Toolkit

Inguma is a penetration testing toolkit entirely written in python. The framework includes modules to discover hosts, gather information about, fuzz targets, brute force user names and passwords and, of course, exploits for many products. Inguma the word is the name of a Basque’s mythological spirit who kills people while sleeping and, also, the one […]

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piggy – Download MS-SQL Password Brute Forcing Tool

Piggy is yet another tool for performing online password guessing against Microsoft SQL servers. It supports scanning multiple servers using a dictionary file or a file with predefined accounts (username and password combinations). It’s a pretty simple tool and has a Win32 binary verson – it is a command line tool however.

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AOL Has An Odd Password System

An interesting snippet from last month, AOL seems to have a strangely configued password system. Users can enter up to 16 characters as a password, but the system only reads the first 8 and discards the rest. They are basically truncating the password at 8 characters. A reader wrote in Friday with an interesting observation: […]

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pwdump6 1.5.0 as well as fgdump 1.5.0 Released for Download

A while ago some updates of pwdump and fgdump were released, namely pwdump6 1.5.0 as well as fgdump 1.5.0. Version 1.5.0 of both programs takes advantage of some changes which makes them less likely to be detected by antivirus, at least as of today. This will be particularly helpful to those of you dealing with […]

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