Tag Archive | "Password Cracking"


03 March 2010 | 14,749 views

Ncrack – High Speed Network Authentication Cracking Tool

Ncrack is a high-speed network authentication cracking tool. It was built to help companies secure their networks by proactively testing all their hosts and networking devices for poor passwords. Security professionals also rely on Ncrack when auditing their clients. Ncrack was designed using a modular approach, a command-line syntax similar to Nmap and a dynamic [...]

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22 February 2010 | 20,691 views

Medusa 2.0 Released – Parallel Network Login Brute Forcing Tool

After what feels like an eternity (one year to the date since Medusa version 1.5), Medusa 2.0 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. It currently has modules for the following services: AFP, CVS, FTP, [...]

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03 February 2010 | 6,413 views

Twitter Major Password Reset After Phishing Attack

Twitter has come under attack fairly frequently in recent months, which is not surprising considering the explosive growth of the platform and the sheer number of users it has. If you are a Twitter use you may have noticed many people had their password reset automatically yesterday, Twitter today announced the reason for this on [...]

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17 November 2009 | 21,842 views

Katana v1 (Kyuzo) – Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite

The Katana: Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite is designed to fulfill many of your computer security needs. The idea behind this tool is to bring together many of the best security distributions and applications to run from one USB Flash Drive. Instead of keeping track of dozens of CDs and DVDs loaded with your favorite security [...]

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12 November 2009 | 68,069 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 | 21,914 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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29 October 2009 | 5,475 views

KrbGuess – Guess/Enumerate Kerberos User Accounts

KrbGuess is a small and simple tool which can be used during security testing to guess valid usernames against a Kerberos environment. It allows you to do this by studying the response from a TGT request to the KDC server. The tool works against both Microsoft Active Directory, MIT and Heimdal Kerberos implementations. In addition [...]

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29 July 2009 | 63,116 views

crack.pl – SHA1 & MD5 Hash Cracking Tool

crack.pl is a tool for cracking SHA1 & MD5 hashes, including a new BETA tool which can crack MD5 that have been salted. You can use a dictionary file or bruteforce and it can be used to generate tables itself. NOTE – Salt function is currently only available for md5, you need to append ‘\’ [...]

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30 June 2009 | 134,953 views

Kon-Boot – Reset Windows & Linux Passwords

Kon-Boot is an prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a Linux kernel (and now Windows kernel also!!!) on the fly (while booting). In the current compilation state it allows to log into a Linux system as ’root’ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to [...]

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22 April 2009 | 6,677 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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