Tag Archive | "brute-forcing"


13 November 2013 | 4,204 views

hashcat – Multi-Threaded Password Hash Cracking Tool

hashcat claims to be the world’s fastest CPU-based password recovery tool, while not as fast as GPU powered hash brute forcing (like CUDA-Multiforcer), it is still pretty fast. hashcat was written somewhere in the middle of 2009. Yes, there were already close-to-perfect working tools supporting rule-based attacks like “PasswordsPro”, “John The Ripper”. However for some [...]

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18 April 2013 | 6,643 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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29 December 2011 | 28,579 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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22 November 2010 | 17,836 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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04 October 2010 | 27,534 views

THC-Hydra 5.8 Released – Extremely Fast Multi-Threaded Login/Password Cracker

The number one biggest security hole is passwords, as every password security study shows. Hydra is a parallelized (multi-threaded) login cracker which supports attacking/cracking numerous protocols. New modules are easy to add, beside that, it is flexible and very fast. We haven’t mentioned Hydra since way back in 2007 – THC-Hydra – The Fast and [...]

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16 August 2010 | 22,636 views

RSMangler – Keyword Based Wordlist Generator For Bruteforcing

RSMangler will take a word list and perform various manipulations on it similar to those done by John the Ripper with a few extras. It goes along well with our previous post on Password Cracking Wordlists and Tools for Brute Forcing. There are other options too like Wyd – Automated Password Profiling Tool, which is [...]

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26 May 2010 | 14,264 views

Bruter v1.0 Final Released – Parallel Network Login Brute Forcing Tool

We wrote about Bruter v1.0 ALPHA version back in 2008, recently they announced the release of v1.0 Final! Bruter is a parallel network login brute-forcer on Win32. This tool is intended to demonstrate the importance of choosing strong passwords. The goal of Bruter is to support a variety of services that allow remote authentication. It [...]

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12 November 2009 | 67,972 views

Cain & Abel v4.9.35 – Password Sniffer, Cracker and Brute-Forcing Tool

It’s been quite a while since we’ve written about Cain & Abel, one of the most powerful tools for the Windows platform (back in 2007 here). Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using [...]

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03 November 2009 | 21,891 views

Using Cloud Computing To Crack Passwords – Amazon’s EC2

Now this is interesting a proper mathematical calculation for using cloud computing to crack passwords, now Amazon has opened up their EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) the cost of massive parallel processing power has come right down. And guess what, someone thought of using it to crack passwords. It seems the cut-off would be a 12 [...]

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17 July 2009 | 13,243 views

bsqlbf v2.3 Released – Blind SQL Injection Brute Forcing Tool

This perl script allows extraction of data from Blind SQL Injections. It accepts custom SQL queries as a command line parameter and it works for both integer and string based injections. We reported bsqlbf when it first hit the net back in April 2006 with bsqlbf v1.1, then the v2.0 update in June 2008. This [...]

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