Tag Archive | "password-hacking"


18 April 2013 | 6,661 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 | 16,825 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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18 March 2011 | 20,727 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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16 March 2011 | 30,009 views

Ophcrack 3.3.1 & LiveCD – Free Rainbow Table Password Cracking Tool

Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms. It works based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of [...]

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17 September 2010 | 27,665 views

CUPP – Common User Passwords Profiler – Automated Password Profiling Tool

A while back we had Wyd – Automated Password Profiling Tool but the guys at remote-exploit seem to have superseded this with CUPP. There are other similar options too – The Associative Word List Generator (AWLG) and also RSMangler – Keyword Based Wordlist Generator For Bruteforcing. People spend a lot of time preparing for effective [...]

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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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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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03 November 2009 | 21,917 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 | 5,476 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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14 January 2009 | 37,209 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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