Tag Archive | "Password Cracking"


18 July 2014 | 3,236 views

Microsoft Says You SHOULD Re-use Passwords Across Sites

Ok so we constantly tell people not to reuse passwords across sites, because if they are stored in plain text (and leaked) those naughty hackers now have your e-mail address AND your password and can wreak havoc on your life. Which is pretty much true, but Microsoft disagrees and there is some validity to what [...]

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26 May 2014 | 3,074 views

Moscrack – Cluster Cracking Tool For WPA Keys

Moscrack is a PERL application designed to facilitate cracking WPA keys in parallel on a group of computers. This is accomplished by use of either Mosix clustering software, SSH or RSH access to a number of nodes. With Moscrack’s new plugin framework, hash cracking has become possible. SHA256/512, DES, MD5 and *Blowfish Unix password hashes [...]

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17 March 2014 | 5,289 views

Blackhash – Audit Passwords Without Hashes

A traditional password audit typically involves extracting password hashes from systems and then sending those hashes to a third-party security auditor or an in-house security team. These security specialists have the knowledge and tools to effectively audit password hashes. They use password cracking software such as John the Ripper and Hashcat in an effort to [...]

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24 January 2014 | 6,387 views

PACK – Password Analysis & Cracking Kit

PACK (Password Analysis and Cracking Toolkit) is a collection of utilities developed to aid in analysis of password lists in order to enhance password cracking through pattern detection of masks, rules, character-sets and other password characteristics. The toolkit generates valid input files for Hashcat family of password crackers. Before using the PACK, you must establish [...]

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12 December 2013 | 8,094 views

THC-Hydra 7.5 Released – Fast Parallel Network Logon Cracker

Hydra is a parallelized network logon cracker which supports numerous protocols to attack, new modules are easy to add, beside that, it is flexible and very fast. Features IPv6 Support Graphic User Interface Internationalized support (RFC 4013) HTTP proxy support SOCKS proxy support The tool supports the following protocols –

And is faster in [...]

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13 November 2013 | 4,261 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 | 6,654 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 | 16,613 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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19 December 2011 | 16,085 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 | 20,707 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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