What is John the Ripper and How Does it Work?

2021-01-26T12:13:56+00:00Categories: Computer & Network Concepts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John the Ripper is a free password cracking software tool. It was designed to test password strength, brute-force encrypted (hashed) passwords, and crack passwords via dictionary attacks. John the Ripper is a part of the Rapid7 family of penetration testing/ hacking tools. Also, John is already installed on Kali Linux. First, we advocate for ethical [...]

Five Phases of Ethical Hacking

2020-09-01T12:45:08+00:00Categories: Certified Ethical Hacker, Network Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this post, we talked about the types of hackers. One of them is ethical hacker. We discuss about the five steps of ethical hacking now. Of course, not necessarily a hacker has to follow these 5 steps in a sequential manner: Note: Hacking is illegal. The only purpose of hacking is to secure [...]

Brute Force Attack

2020-08-14T07:31:06+00:00Categories: Network Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A brute force attack (exhaustive search) is a cryptographic hack that relies on guessing possible combinations of a targeted password until the correct password is discovered. This attack uses trial-and-error to guess login info, encryption keys, or find a hidden web page. Brute force attacks donā€™t employ an intellectual strategy. These attacks simply try using [...]

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