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Password Cracking in Penetration Testing : Beginners Guide

Password cracking plays a very important role in hacking. We are not always lucky to get credentials during enumeration. There are two types of password cracking. Online password crackingOffline password cracking In this tutorial we will learn about online password cracking. There are many techniques used in online password cracking. Some of them are, Dictionary Attack:Dictionary password attack is a password cracking attack where each word in a dictionary (or a file having a lot of words) is tried as password until access is gained. This method will be successful when simple passwords are set. By simple, I mean common passwords which can be found in a dictionary like password, iloveyou etc. This type of attack consumes less time but is not bound to be successful always especially if the password is not present in the dictionary. Brute force Attack:Brute Force attack is a password cracking attack similar to dictionary attack. The only differ ence is in this attack, each and every possib…