The worst passwords of 2013 – really, more like the most common. The majority come from the massive Adobe leak, which contributed over 40 million passwords and skewed the data a fair bit pushing “photoshop” and “adobe123” into the list. Most of them are no surprise though, we published the top 10 most common passwords […]
The Latest Password Cracking
Password cracking and the associated password cracker tools are often the area of information security and hacking that people get most excited about, oh wow I can hack email passwords? We get emails pretty much every day asking how to crack someone’s Facebook password, or ‘retrieve’ website credentials etc.
What is Password Cracking?
As commonly defined:
In cryptanalysis and computer security, password cracking is the process of recovering passwords from data that have been stored in or transmitted by a computer system. A common approach (brute-force attack) is to try guesses repeatedly for the password and check them against an available cryptographic hash of the password.
The purpose of password cracking might be to help a user recover a forgotten password (installing an entirely new password is less of a security risk, but it involves System Administration privileges), to gain unauthorized access to a system, or as a preventive measure by system administrators to check for easily crackable passwords. On a file-by-file basis, password cracking is utilized to gain access to digital evidence for which a judge has allowed access but the particular file’s access is restricted.
The Best Password Cracker Software
We have covered many of the most famous, some great examples are:
– Brutus Password Cracker – Download brutus-aet2.zip AET2
– THC-Hydra – The Fast and Flexible Network Login Hacking Tool
– Download pwdump 1.4.2 and fgdump 1.3.4 – Windows Password Dumping
– Cain & Abel – Download the Super Fast and Flexible Password Cracker with Network Sniffing
– JTR (Password Cracking) – John the Ripper 1.7 Released – FINALLY
– Ophcrack 2.2 Password Cracker Released
– hashcat – Multi-Threaded Password Hash Cracking Tool
– Medusa 2.0 Released – Parallel Network Login Brute Forcing Tool
And we have also published some related resources such as:
Find the Best Password Cracking from 2018 here:
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 –
Asterisk, AFP, Cisco AAA, Cisco auth, Cisco enable, CVS, Firebird, FTP,
HTTP-FORM-GET, HTTP-FORM-POST, HTTP-GET, HTTP-HEAD, HTTP-PROXY, HTTPS-FORM-GET,
HTTPS-FORM-POST, HTTPS-GET, HTTPS-HEAD, HTTP-Proxy, ICQ, IMAP, IRC, LDAP,
MS-SQL, MYSQL, NCP, NNTP, Oracle Listener, Oracle SID, Oracle, PC-Anywhere,
PCNFS, POP3, POSTGRES, RDP, Rexec, Rlogin, Rsh, SAP/R3, SIP, SMB, SMTP,
SMTP Enum, SNMP v1+v2+v3, SOCKS5, SSH (v1 and v2), SSHKEY, Subversion,
Teamspeak (TS2), Telnet, VMware-Auth, VNC and XMPP.
And is faster in […]
HashTag.py is a Python script written to parse and identify the password hash type used. HashTag supports the identification of over 250 hash types along with matching them to over 110 hashcat modes (use the command line switch -hc to output the hashcat modes). It is also able to identify a single hash, parse a […]
hashcat download below, it 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. What is hashcat Hash Cracking Tool? hashcat was written somewhere in the middle of 2009. Yes, there were already close-to-perfect working tools supporting rule-based […]
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 […]
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 […]