Questions tagged [brute-force]

An attack using every possible input to attempt to produce the correct output. Typically the method of last resort when no weakness allows the use of a more restricted input set. E.g. trying all possible (or likely) passwords, in an attempt to guess the correct one.

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Hydra - Brute force command is stalling

Very new to application testing here. I am working through the hacker101 CTF (petshop) examples and I am having problems with brute forcing a username form with Hydra. The error message looks like it ...
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Bruteforce directory with Burp : 2 parameters used in 3 step macro for intruder

I try to bruteforce paths with Burp intruder but to do so I have to be authenticated and have a valid CSRF token (transmitted as a GET parameter). So what I want to do is : Call the login page to ...
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Bruteforce https post using single tcp connection

So I've tried bruteforcing my server using thc-hydra's https-post-form, but it floods the server very quickly and the requests start timing out. However, If I go through the browser where the HTTP ...
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How to create custom brute force dictionary with all digits 0000-9999 with characters before and after? [on hold]

I want to mess around with some brute force stuff. I made a fake login and I want to see if I can create a dictionary that will brute force my own password using only a generic pattern. The pattern ...
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UFW Blocks some IPs which are trying to attempt a connection to the server

UFW‌ Blocks some IPs which are trying to attempt a connection to the server. I checked most blocked IPs in abuseIPD website and all blocked IPs are reported for brute force attack and/Or ssh spamming ...
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NMAP to brute mssql from file (host:port format)

I want to brute mssql (Microsoft SQL Server) from a file as below: 192.168.1.8:14333 192.168.1.25:32070 192.168.2.74:14322 192.168.2.244:16001 192.168.4.5:17001 192.168.7.14:14535 .... How can I do ...
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Spider (web scrawling) vs Force Browsing

I'm scanning websites with OWASP ZAP and noticed that the Spider attack and Force Browse attack return somewhat different results. What are the differences between Web Spiders (Web Crawlers) and ...
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How to brute force pgp private key or pgp message? [on hold]

I forgot my pgp private key passphrase and wanna brute force either my private key or the message is encrypted with my public key. Is there any way to brute force it? Do you think JohnTheRipper ...
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Does digested passwords send over a non encrypted channel offers additional security over plain text passwords?

I am learning about WS-Security and trying to compare different options offered by UsernameToken as described in this document. AFAIK, a digested password is a hash of the plain text password along ...
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How hackers bruteforce web logins when password attempts are limited? [duplicate]

I read about password brute force attacks, but I wonder how hackers try this attack when developers limit password attempts.
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Is it safe to implement 15 bytes password reset tokens?

I want to figure out how safe is to implement a 15 bytes long password reset token. If we have 26 letters and 10 numbers, 36 possibilities per byte. And we have a 15 byte long token, that means that ...
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Replace PATH space with random string

I came across http://test.co.uk/img/rOTJwSOqWzHaDsEUcHhI. If we take a look at it the directory space is protected against bruteforcing of the whole directory to explore private images. I don't know ...
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Is an 8 characters long password reset token strong enough?

I am testing a website with a password reset functionality that provides a link with a token like most websites. I asked for multiple password reset links to see any pattern in the tokens. All the ...
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MySQL brute force attempts from localhost

We have a Linux box (Ubuntu VERSION="18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)" that hosts MySQL. When I check the MySQL logs I see constant failed attempts to log in from root@localhost. does this imply that I ...
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How do attacks on password locked accounts work?

A lot of questions here are about the safety of passwords e.g a Login Password to an account on site X. But how can attackers get in the account when they have to guess the passwords? I know there is ...
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How to make wfuzz perform a request to retrieve CSRF token to include in the main request?

How to make wfuzz perform a request to retrieve CSRF token to include in the main request? I've previously used patator, which includes the options before_url and before_fgrep for performing a ...
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Defense against attacks using dictionaries

Some forms of attacks on passwords use dictionaries. It is safer to use nonsense passwords like YunSUanLin, Artibichoke, etc., which do not seem to pertain to any dictionary?
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How to speed up brute forcing of finding a WEP key from a captured file?

I have been working on decrypting a WEP .cap file using crunch. It has 1268 IVs. I am wondering: Can I get a clue from the captured file to speed the process of brute-forcing? If not, what other ways ...
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Binary Numbers converted to Hexadecimal private key [closed]

Couldn't you use brute force to guess someone’s binary number because it's 1 or 0 - 256 times then just keep switching 1's and 0's around- which then can be converted hexadecimal to guess their ...
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Password checking implementation: delay on unsuccessful attempts [duplicate]

What would be wrong with the username/password checker where the response is instantaneous for valid attempts but a pre-built time delay (say 1 sec) is used for unsuccessful ones? It would not slow ...
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How secure is KeePass KDBX4 by default?

How secure is KeePass KDBX4 by default if someone obtain the .kdbx file and attempt to brute-force it without knowing any hint of the master password? With assumption : The password length is equal/...
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NCrack bruteforcing for http-get using -iL options

How to do NCrack bruteforcing for http-get service using -iL (mass scan) options where server is having different port.
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Remote Desktop compromised

So roughly 2 weeks ago my Remote Desktop was compromised whilst I was actively interacting with my server via Rdp I was prompted with a disconnect status equal to “ Another user has connected to ...
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TOTP brute force prevention

Lets use Google Authenticator as example. A 6 digit code is generated every 30 second. Each random attempt has 1/1,000,000 chance of success. Server will usually accept code of ±30s which increased ...
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Preventing Linux brute force concurrent su/sudo attempts

Its well known that popular Linux distros use the PAM default to slightly delay incorrect login attempts, thus mitigating brute-force attacks against a user account (for example, running su repeatedly ...
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How long will it take to crack a hashed random string

If I generate 128 bit, 512 bit and 1024 bit random strings using either: A native rand() function (C, PHP, Python, etc) OpenSSL random bytes Hardware generated random number And hash the random ...
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Terminology for reduced brute-force attack?

Many security algorithms today have such a large key length, that there's just no use in trying to brute-force a key. For example to find one AES-256 key you would have to try 2^255 keys on average. ...
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Does the Loginizer WordPress plugin also limit XML-RPC-calls?

I learned about about XML-RPC and specifically XML-RPC in WordPress. Now, the safety of XML-RPC in WordPress this is disputed. But given, that I would like to continue using XML-RPC, in the most save ...
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PEAP MS-CHAPv2 brute force attack

I have a 802.1x switch and a client authenticated using PEAP-MS-CHAPv2. I sniffed the traffic using a HUB between the client and the switch. How can I use the captured informations to perform a brute-...
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Centralized brute force login detection using netflow data

Is brute force login detection feasible with netflow data? With the netflow data one could check the number of incoming packets to a specific destination port (for each flow). If the number is below a ...
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Bruteforcing via port 88 on MacOS

Macos has open port 88 by default. Is it possible to check validity of the password via this port from Linux and how? If the vncserver is active, it is possible to know also the username (by ...
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Do Veracrypt encrypted volumes have any kind of brute force protection?

I have a 10mb encrypted volume which I made with Veracrypt and was planning to upload it to the internet. I have a pretty strong password but was worried about its protection against brute force ...
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How much time is needed for bruteforce kerberos/ntlm?

My question is simply how much time an attacker needs for full bruteforce on typical complexity password policy given either kerberos ticket/ as req or Ntlm transaction. This depends on the ...
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How does Window Hello protect against brute forcing?

With my Windows 10 computer, I have the option to set up a PIN with Windows Hello (I believe it's with that program). My normal Outlook password is 15+ characters mixed with upper case and lower case ...
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Disguising the type of hash used

I've read about why MD5, SHA1, and many other hashing functions are insecure, by a lot, but I'm thinking of doing a different approach. It won't increase security, I'm aware of that, but I believe it ...
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What local resources are used when bruteforcing a remote service?

What pc resources are used when bruteforcing ? I mean bruteforcing something online, not hashes. Do you need a good amount a RAM and a good CPU or it's just about the internet speed ?
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Postfix SMTP - Can I use SSH public keys instead of sasl password

I am relatively new to managing mail server, although i am familiar with webhosting servers not running dedicated email services. Postfix is configured to use sasl-password authentication I have ...
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Limiting the number of duplicate character types in crunch

I'm trying to generate a password list of 10 character passwords containing only a combination of 3 - 6 numbers and 3 - 6 uppercase letters. I see option -d which allows a set limit of duplicates of ...
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Generating passwords with rule: the contents within a 10 characters string must maintain a certain ratio of numbers and letters in no particular order

I'm playing around with Kali and am looking to crack my WPA2 default password. I started generating 10 character passwords with a charset of solely digits and upper alpha lastnight and after 10 mins, ...
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Is there any methods available other than brute force and dictionary attacks?

I am curious to know about the wifi attacks. And I have known a little bit about brute force attack and dictionary attack. Is there any other methods available other than these two...?
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How to brute force only username not password?

I want to find the username first, then pass the username and a password list. I could not find flags to ignore password in Ncrack and other related tools. The device I want to find a username is ...
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Subdomain scanner without brute-force attack? [duplicate]

It is possible to scan subdomains of network without brute-force attack? If yes, how it works? I tried to scan the network with some penetrating tools and it returned to me subdomain which doesn't ...
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BurpSuite Brute Force Iteration

I am working on a security assessment for an online application. When testing the pin verification mechanism and possibilities of brute force, I came across a post request that looks like the below ...
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Is it possible to prevent WiFi password brute-forcing?

Are there any measures I can set, except using a better password, to prevent someone brute-forcing a WiFi password?
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How secure will it be to use “Google Docs long url” like authentication scheme for orders in my online shop? [duplicate]

For the sake of simplicity, instead of full-fledged authentication with login and password, I want to create "Google Docs long url" authentication scheme for my internet shop for the users. To let ...
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Question about birthday attack on password

Based on birthday attack, you need to generate at least 2^n/2 of possible combination to have 50% chance of finding a password. I have a list of 3000 random password make from 16 characters of upper, ...
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Why does Authenticated Encryption not decrease confidentiality?

Recently, another question here made me start thinking about authenticated encryption. In my understanding AE allows to check whether a key is valid for decryption without even decrypting the ...
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Bruteforce Veracrypt

I forgot my Veracrypt password, I have around 1000-2000 possible password combination and I need a software to bruteforce the password on Windows. What software would that be?
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Please may I know why I am getting this Sshd log

why I am getting this sshd log Feb 1 13:07:57 sshd[6453]: Failed password for root from 193.34.22.63 port 28980 ssh2 Feb 1 13:08:26 sshd[6897]: Failed password for root from 91.205.189.15 port 48155 ...
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How to create combinations of a password [duplicate]

I don't remember my password, I can't remember exactly the variation. How can I brute force all the permutations of a word knowing the following conditions: Idea of the word (in my mind). Lower and/...