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Smaller password lists [closed]

I hack wifi passwords with kali linux on airmon-ng and I make always password lists with crunch but the lists are always too long (I'm talking about <100 PT) and I want to know if is there a ...
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What is the minimum secure length for gpg -c file.txt?

I want to use gpg -c with a user-generated password that I can easily remember. Are 16 characters enough? for example would a password similar to "I own 32 houses." be bruteforcable?
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Is it REALLY possible to crack WPA2 handshakes?

I used Kali Linux, and this guide. Every guide out there shows this process as something "simple", but they are always using dictionaries and brute force... isn't this a bit of a nonsense? I'...
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Are there intrinsically weaknesses in accessing a same payload encrypted with different keys?

Assume we use AES256 to encrypt the same payload 100 times, each with a different key. An attacker gains access to the 100 encrypted payloads, and nothing else. Is there some way the attacker can gain ...
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How does john the ripper crack hashes using wordlists?

How does John The Ripper work when trying to crack passphrase of a private ssh key? As in what steps are involved when it tries to do so? What's the role of ssh2john in the whole process?
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Is there a utility you would use to create wordlists from directories and files? [closed]

I have a home directory and a gpg file I am attempting to brute force. Is there a utility that you know that will recursively create wordlist from directives and file contents?
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Making custom wordlists for languages besides English

I'm testing a site whose audience doesn't usually have English as their main language. When it comes to non-English, I consider there to be 3 groups The target language's alphabet is a subset of the ...
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Are files encrypted with 7ZIP vulnerable to password crackers?

A client says they can't accept password-protected PDFs to put in their payroll system, so I have to send them without security. I don't want to send unsecured PDFs via e-mail because e-mail is ...
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Javascript PDF Brute Forcing

I am trying to learn PDF Brute forcing with javascript. I've read about encryption algorithm of PDF 1.4 documentation here https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/pdf/pdf_reference_archive/...
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If there is a fixed number of each character type, how do you calculate the number of permutations of passwords? [migrated]

If your password generation says you must have 4 lowercase characters, 4 uppercase characters and 8 numbers arranged in any order, how do you calculate the number of possible combinations? I ask this ...
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Storing Username and salt in separate table

You have a User table: UserID (auto-incrementing Integer) Password hash LastLogin All related tables are linked by the UserID. You also have a Username table: Username Salt IncorrectLoginCount ...
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What is the plaintext password of 'hash part 1' in the shadow file?

on immersivelabs lab Password Hashes II https://dca.immersivelabs.online/labs/password-hashes-ii/ there is a question: What is the plaintext password of 'hash part 1' in the shadow file? shadow.txt ...
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Brute-Forcing a Chrome Login Data file

Say I have a "Login Data" Chrome file that is encrypted with the user's Windows password. Is there a way I can brute-force the file and try to decrypt it using every password possible?
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routersploit bruteforce cred attcack using http

while i'm trying to do a brutforce attack on my router using routersploit. Im getting the error rsf (HTTP Basic/Digest Bruteforce) > run [*] Running module creds/generic/...
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Cracking a truncated hash of type sha256(salt+pw+salt) [duplicate]

I'm trying to crack a password, whose hash was formed by first concatenating a known salt, the password and and another known salt, then applying sha256 and then truncating that to 32 characters. So: ...
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Does the random presence of a common password sequence within a larger password weaken the password?

I have a somewhat basic understanding of how entropy relates to password strength - generating a password with a truly random selection from some set (whether that's characters, or a set of dictionary ...
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Doesn't Hashing Negate Quantum Computer Cracking?

I've read/watched a lot about Quantum Computers, trying to really get into the physics of it. Seems like the topic is poorly explained. I do understand that it takes a lot of qbits to beat modern ...
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How do I make a word list for cracking password? [duplicate]

I already know the password format: 1 Upper Case Letters + 5 digits + bf (bf is the known letters, they must included in the password and at the end) For example: A12345bf, C12301bf, D10282bf. I want ...
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Unable to get John the Ripper to crack PDF password

I am new to Kali Linux and JTR but am playing around trying to crack a PDF file. I set the PDF Password to test so it's a known password on my own file. For whatever reason JTR appears to finish ...
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What's the difference between these MD5 hashes?

What's the difference between this format: Hash found: admin:$1$$oLN1UCc1Y3T30QkMcKMSx0 and the following: 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99 And also, How to turn the first hash format into the ...
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Security of master password in a derived password manager

I am aware of other questions asking similar things as this one, but I believe this design addresses many of the issues raised in those questions. I'm also not concerned with making sure there's no ...
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Recovered a 7z password with hashcat, but it's not the right one

I am trying to recover a 7z file, but have forgotten the password. It's completely AES-256 encrypted (i.e. not even the filenames are available). Steps: Generated hash file with 7z2hashcat.pl Ran a ...
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How to apply custom filters for John The Ripper when cracking RAR3 archive password?

My problem is that I'm trying to crack RAR file with is encrypted with RAR3 encryption. Decided to try with John The Ripper. Here are clues I have from my friend. Max password length is 8 Only ...
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Decrypting a password-protected 7z file with Delta filter fails

I have made a 7z archive using Delta filter containing a wav file and I have protected it with a password. I am running a terminal in Kali Linux. My problem is that I cannot get the password cracked ...
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Which would be the best “keyfile” for KeepassXC and/or Veracrypt?

I am a Mac user. I opened a keyfile generated by Veracrypt and one generated by KeepassXC. The texts in both of them were quite short. Which keyfile is best (i.e., most random and harder to break ...
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Couldn't we create a string that produces the same hash as another string in SHA-256?

Let's say we have a separate hashing algorithm called s2 and it would convert Hello into dug84nd8. If we could take the algorithm and just reverse engineer it to generate a string like 8GN492MD that ...
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Is it safe to generate the longest password possible?

Context In another question about password generation, I have read an answer suggesting something along the line of: Let your password manager select characters from all the accepted categories (...
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John The Ripper and PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA1

I am trying to hash a list of passwords with PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA1 and then crack them using John. However, John does not recognise the hashes and I get a No Hashes Found error. It works with SHA256, but I ...
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John The Ripper 'No password hashes loaded'(see FAQ)

I am trying to learn John. I've been through the FAQ and this tutorial, but am stuck. I have made a RAR4 password hash. It's super simple. The password is 'test'. I now want to use a tool to crack it. ...
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Is password strength exclusively a function of character set size multiplied by password length-in-characters?

My team is responsible for the creation and management of many passwords (hundreds), which we do almost exclusively programmatically (all generation is random-enough). We leverage a variety of of ...
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Why isn't it more popular to increase the p (parallelization) parameter of scrypt?

First of all, the understanding I have of the p parameter in scrypt is that it multiplies the amount of work to do, but in such a way that the additional workloads are independent from each other, and ...
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John The Ripper - find password when you know a part of it

I left my old job a few years back and wanted to check a few of my old pdf payslips but for the life of me I can't remember the password. I've tried using John The Ripper in incremental mode because I ...
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Is this method of 32 char hash generation secure enough for online-based attacks?

A fellow developer and I have been having a discussion about how vulnerable a few different methods of developing a hash are, and I've come here to see if smarter people than I (us?) can shed some ...
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Are there any known attacks (technical or social) against enterprises where password resets are scheduled on fixed (known) intervals?

A company I know of has a password policy that requires employees to change passwords (on AD server) every 90 days. The vast majority of its new hires start on the 1st of the month. Thus, several ...
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How do maintainers calculate x number of accounts compromised by hack? [closed]

I am always curious by reports in the news of big network sites getting hacked and the report confidently stating a statistic such as "only 10,000 users were affected" or "Microsoft confirms 40,000 ...
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Breaking Wifi password knowing its length of 8 [A-Z] alpha (upper-case) characters using Hashcat

I got the WPA handshake, now it's turn to crack the password using Hashcat. First, I wanted to make a wordlist of passwords [A-Z] the length of 8, but Crunch (the tool in Kali Linux) said it will take ...
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Is this (explained in body) a possible attack vector when using haveibeenpwned API?

I'm currently working on understanding and contemplating to implement password strength validation for sign ups in my app, to include checking haveibeenpwned if entered password is compromised ...
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Very beginner question about JtR

I Have lost my zip file password and I tried to recover it with Windows 10, using John the Ripper 1.9.0 Jumbo. Things I know from this password: 9 to 11 characters Alphabetics A B E F and a b e f (...
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Recent research on custom hardware to break RSA-1024

In 2003, Adi Shamir and Eran Tromer proposed an ASIC device called TWIRL, which should be able to sieve RSA-1024 using the General Number Field Sieve during a year, "only" using 10-20M$ of investment ...
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Recovery of files from a zip containing a directory (unencrypted) and 3 files (encrypred - ZipCrypto Deflate), possibe use of bkcrack?

I have a zip file, Example.zip consisting of a directory Example and three files *.dat. I can see the names of all 3 files. The dat files are encrypted (ZipCrypto Deflate). I'm interested to know if I ...
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Crack windows excel password

I have many password protected microsoft excel worksheet and I need to be able to edit it. I have forgotten the password, and I know that I can edit the file and take out the password check, but I ...
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Why do PDFs contain password hashes?

Reading this question about extracting PDF password hashes to feed into john the ripper has me wondering why password hashes are in a PDF in the first place? Shouldn't it be using the supplied ...
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PMKID found , but it should be WPA handshake

i was trying to get access in wifi network but i came to something that i need to ask afteraireplay-ng –0 20 –a [router bssid] –c [client bssid] wlan0mon i expect WPA handshake in right top ...
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What vulnerabilities would this type of “password manager” have?

When I was searching for a password manager to use I stumbled upon the concept of Master Password which instead of encrypting and saving your passwords, generates them by using your master password ...
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How secure is a 24 character mysql password?

I recently set up my WordPress blog and I changed the password of its mysql database to a 24 character randomly generated password. I have a few questions about the database: Is my database name ...
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If my password is not on rockyou.txt does it mean that is a good password?

I have been wondering if all my online and wifi passwords are complex enough. So to test this I was checking if the password was already present on the rockyou.txt wordlist. If the password is not ...
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Is chain hashing algorithms the ultimate solution for hashing passwords?

Let's say I my password is a simple password, 123456 Then if the database was exposed, if the password was: -- stored in plain text -> cracked -- stored it hashed with no salt -> prone to rainbow ...
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Can you help me with some misconceptions about bcrypt and salting?

I researched password hashing and cracking and I have some misconceptions: First rule of thumb to create a strong password is to use 10+ combination of digits/upper/lower/symbols to prevent brute ...
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JtR Password hash not recognized

I am attempting to encrypt some passwords by hand to use in a project with JtR. Unfortunately, the program is having difficulty recognizing the hash types of the passwords after hashing them. ...
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What wrong with this system to proactively check if customers' passwords have been found in a breach?

Let's say that during account creation, I already prohibit passwords known to be reused from breaches of other sites, like if it's in the Have I Been Pwned list. But breaches happen all the time, so ...

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