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Password Cracking And BruteForce Tools.

Password Cracking And BruteForce Tools.Prepared By:- Kamal Purohit 130670107087. Contents Include:-What is password Cracking?Different methods use in Password Crackng.Tools Used In Password Cracking.What is Bruteforcing.?Differet types of bruteforce tools.

What is password Cracking?The process of attempting to guess orcrackpasswordsto gain access to acomputer system ornetwork. Crackers will generally use a variety of tools,scripts, orsoftwareto crack a system password. The goal of the cracker is to ideally obtain the password forroot(UNIX) or system and administrator (Windows,NT). Password cracks work by comparing every encrypted dictionary word against the entries in system password file until a match is found.

Password Cracking.Incryptanalysisandcomputer security,password crackingis the process of recoveringpasswordsfromdatathat have been stored in or transmitted by acomputer 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. 4On 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

How Password are cracked?First of All u have to do is to Collect Some information About the victim or your Device,For Which have To crack An Password.Like Password Length,Password Type,etc.Then Create an List Of that type Of Password,and try each one one on your victim or your device.if the device get successfully login credential,then u done.if not then keep tryping.All though there are many tools available on internet,such as bruteforcing tools,password cracking tools,etc.by using it u can easily get an password.

Types Of Password Cracking.There are number of methods out their used by hackers tohackyour account or get your personal information. Among them Some of the Common Method are listed here.

Brute Force Attack. Social Engineering.Rats And Keyloggers.Phishing.Rainbow Table.Guessing.

Brute Force Attack:- Any password can be cracked using Brute-force attack. Brute-force attacks try every possible combinations of numbers, letters and special characters until the right password is match. Brute-force attacks can take very long time depending upon the complexity of the password. The cracking time is determined by the speed of computer and complexity of the password.

Countermeasure:Use long and complex passwords. Try to use combination of upper and lowercase letters along with numbers. Brute-force attack will take hundreds or even thousands of years to crack such complex and long passwords.Example: Passwords like"iloveu"or"password"can be cracked easily whereas computer will take years to crack passwords like"aN34lL00"

Social Engineering:-Social engineering is process of manipulating someone to trust you and get information from them. For example, if the hacker was trying to get the password of a co-workers or friends computer, he could call him pretending to be from the IT department and simply ask for his login details. Sometime hackers call the victim pretending to be from bank and ask for their credit cards details. Social Engineering can be used to get someone password, to get bank credentials or any personal information.Countermeasure: If someone tries to get your personal or bank details ask them few questions. Make sure the person calling you is legit. Never ever give your credit card details on phone.

RAT & KEYlogger:-In keylogging or RATing the hacker sends keylogger or rat to the victim. This allows hacker to monitor every thing victim do on his computer. Every keystroke is logged including passwords. Moreever hacker can even control the victims computer.Countermeasure: Never login to your bank account from cyber cafe or someone else computer. If its important use on-screen or virtual keyboard while tying the login. Use latest anti-virus software and keep them updated. Check out below article to know more about Rats and Keyloggers.

Rainbow Table:-Phishing is the most easiest and popular hacking method used by hackers to get someone account details. In Phishing attack hacker send fake page of real website like facebook, gmail to victim. When someone login through that fake page his details is send to the hacker. This fake pages can be easily created and hosted on free web-hosting sites.Countermeasure:Phishing attacks are very easy to avoid. The url of this phishing pages are different from the real one. For example URL of phishing page of facebook might look like facbbook.com (As you can see There are two "b"). Always make sure that websites url is correct.

Rainbow Table:-A Rainbow table is a huge pre-computed list of hashes for every possible combination of characters. A password hash is a password that has gone through a mathematical algorithm such as md5 and is transformed into something which is not recognizable. A hash is a one way encryption so once a password is hashed there is no way to get the original string from the hashed string. A very commonly used hashing algorithm to store passwords in website databases isMD5. It is almost similar to dictionary attack, the only difference is, in rainbow tables attack hashed characters are used as passwords whereas in dictionary attack normal characters are used as passwords.

Rainbow Table:-Example:helloin md5 is5d41402abc4b2a76b9719d911017c592and zero length string ("") isd41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427eCountermeasure:Make sure you choose password that is long and complex. Creating tables for long and complex password takes a very long time and a lot of resources

Guessing:-This seems silly but this can easily help you to get someones password within seconds. If hacker knows you, he can use information he knows about you to guess your password. Hacker can also use combination of Social Engineering and Guessing to acquire your password.Countermeasure:Don't use your name, surname, phone number or birthdate as your password. Try to avoid creating password that relates to you. Create complex and long password with combination of letters and numbers.

Password Cracking & BruteForce Tools.Various Types Of Password cracking & BruteFroce Tools Are Avialable.They Are Listed here Below:-

BRUTUS.Rainbow Crack.Wfuzz.Cain and Abel.THC Hydra.Brutus:-Brutus is one of the most popular remote online password cracking tools. It claims to be the fastest and most flexible password cracking tool. This tool is free and is only available for Windows systems. It was released back in October 2000.Supporting Device:-It supports HTTP (Basic Authentication), HTTP (HTML Form/CGI), POP3, FTP, SMB, Telnet and other types such as IMAP, NNTP, NetBus, etc. You can also create your own authentication types.This tool also supports multi-stage authentication engines and is able to connect 60 simultaneous targetsRainbow Crack:- RainbowCrack is a hash cracker tool that uses a large-scale time-memory trade off process for faster password cracking than traditional brute force tools. Time-memory trade off is a computational process in which all plain text and hash pairs are calculated by using a selected hash algorithm. After computation, results are stored in the rainbow table. This process is very time consuming. But, once the table is ready, it can crack a password must faster than brute force tools.Download link:- Download Rainbow crack here:http://project-rainbowcrack.com/Wfuzz:-Wfuzz is another web application password cracking tool that tries to crack passwords with brute forcing. It can also be used to find hidden resources like directories, servlets and scripts. This tool can also identify different kind of injections including SQL Injection, XSS Injection, LDAP Injection, etc in Web applications.Key Features:-Multi ThreadingBrute force HTTP PasswordPOST and GET Brute forcingTime delay between requestsCookies fuzzingDownload link:- http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/10-popular-password-cracking-tools/#downloadCain & Cabel:-Cain and Abel is a well-known password cracking tool that is capable of handling a variety of tasks. The most notable thing is that the tool is only available for Windows platforms. It can work as sniffer in the network, cracking encrypted passwords using the dictionary attack, recording VoIP conversations, brute force attacks, cryptanalysis attacks, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords, decoding scrambled passwords, and analyzing routing protocols.Donwload Link:-http://www.oxid.it/ca_um/THC HYRDRA:- THC Hydra is a fast network logon password cracking tool. When it is compared with other similar tools, it shows why it is faster. New modules are easy to install in the tool. You can easily add modules and enhance the features. It is available for Windows, Linux, Free BSD, Solaris and OS X. This tool supports various network protocols. Currently it supports Asterisk, AFP, Cisco AAA, Cisco auth, Cisco enable, CVS, Firebird, FTP, HTTP-FORM-GET, HTTP-FORM-POST, HTTP-GET, HTTP-HEAD,etc.If you are a developer, you can also contribute to the tools development.Download Link:-https://www.thc.org/thc-hydra/BruteForce:-Definition - What doesBrute Force Attackmean?A brute force attack is a trial-and-error method used to obtain information such as a user password or