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JohnTheRipper Advanced Mask

I have problem to construct advanced mask to crack hash of 7zip file. The password have 16 chars where are all lower, upper, decimal and !@#$%-_=+: Main information is that any char can't duplicate ...
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Most efficient way to break md5? [migrated]

if you know the result of a hash, for this example the resulting hash is: ec664d1d65fd8a58c59b337b11c37a4d And you also know the hash has been made like this: const salt = "asdjbsdhal" const ...
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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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Can having certain restrictions/rules make passcodes less secure?

Say I have a phone whose security is corporately managed, and this management demands that I use a 6 digit passcode to lock the phone. So far, so reasonable. This gives an attacker a possibility of 1,...
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Logged in with a hacker's email address

I have an active account at ebay-kleinanzeigen.de (like Craigslist in the US). Today I got a valid email from them that my email address was changed. On my mac, I opened up my ebay-kleinanzeigen ...
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I don't know how to identify the method behind the hash [closed]

I found online an web app that is vulnerable to blind sql injection, I manage to get in users table and I looked at my password, in the table was the hased version, this one->57b0fcbe39b9336d, now I ...
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How strong is a password consisting of words arbitrarily chosen from the dictionary?

Diceware wants us to actually randomly pick n words from a given set of m=65 words. Assume a user does not actually use a dice. Instead they take a physical dictionary of m words and "randomly" picks ...
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Given Diceware, why does the requirement to contain uppercase, numerics & punctuation in passwords still stand?

Example strong diceware password: widow stout harvey crest zomba zloty butyl This password will be rejected by most sites, for example by Outlook.com. (Notable exceptions: Gmail, Stackoverflow, ...
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Wordpress Hashcat Decrypt / Decryption (I have wp-config.php file)

I purposely created a fresh wordpress install to test hashcat against myself and curious if by having the database SQL file along with the wp-config.php file containing 100% of the DB's credentials (...
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Is there any method to perform a classic dictionnary attack against wifi ap? [duplicate]

the wifi attacks require you "capture a session/ a handshake ?". Why can we do not simply use a classic dictionnary attack withouth trying to get the hash of the key. If i create a script who test the ...
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Can you avoid ever sending a password over the wire?

Let's say I want to secure authentication on a web app or a mobile app or even a machine to machine app. My first approach to secure the password is to enable HTTPS and some sort of client-side ...
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How does MariaDB's ed25519 auth scheme work?

Newer versions of MariaDB (a MySQL database server fork) have a new password based auth scheme called "ed25519". The docs are very sparse regarding how it works and what it does. https://mariadb.com/...
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Why is Sojdlg123aljg a common password?

I was going through the list of top 100K passwords and found Sojdlg123aljg near the top of the list. Does anyone have any idea why this is such a common password?
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differentiate correct and incorrect password [closed]

So here it is, I had time to kill, so I used it to hack into my own gmail address with THC Hydra. (very fun I know). So I checked out some old forums and gradually learned how to do it. I understood ...
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Find Confirmation Code (FindBug.io) [closed]

I have solve half of the problem by decoding a base64 code that reveal the next URL(https://app.findbug.io/app/task/FinDBuG-CTF2019) but now i don't know what to find or where i tried it with ...
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Is this password scheme legit?

I received an invitation for an IT security fair (https://www.it-sa.de/en). They additionally delivered a password "Kryptonizer". That is a little card to hang on your keychain with the following (...
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Guessing speed in offline password cracking [closed]

What is the current speed an offline password cracking attack can be performed in guesses per seconds? It is for sure heavily influenced by the used hashing-algorithm and the used hardware. But I am ...
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Is it beneficial to know the first char of a wpa2 hash [duplicate]

All I will need to check is AAAAAAAA - AZZZZZZZ. So I will only have to check the A's but will checking the A's be faster knowing the first char , I can't see why it would be as it would have to ...
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How long to crack an 8 character WPA2 hash if first char is known

I know the first char is A and it's all upper alphanumeric. Is there a way to estimate how long a mid level single GPU using hashcat would take to crack it?
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Security of adding letter in front of passphrase [duplicate]

I am wondering about the security of adding a letter in front of a long passphrase to help me have different passphrases for each site I use while not requiring me to remember several different N word ...
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60 character hex encrypted value with 32 character hex seed [duplicate]

Attempting to recover lost admin passwords from an old industrial control system database. We believe these have been encrypted rather than hashed (at least we know password version 0 for this system ...
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Combined-Dictionary attack with hashcat, for 4 words passphrases?

Reading the new advice on password which seems to spead easily (at least in my workplace), I was wondering how to use hashcat for cracking four-word password hashes? Say I have this hash ...
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Is a thousand character password worth the security on my personal accounts? [duplicate]

As for now: don't care about user experience, meaning that time spent reading, typing, memorizing password. not thinking about quantum computing attacks. 8 characters good, 24 characters better, ...
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The most secure way to handle someone forgetting to verify their account?

Suppose we send out email verification to new subscribers that where they have to click on a link to verify their account. Suppose they forget to verify it, and later try to login. Should the error ...
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Lost RAR password, is there any way to access my data? [closed]

I lost my winrar password of my file. I need to access it. Is it possible? If yes, how?
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BIOS Password vs. BitLocker Pre-boot PIN

I'm attempting to ensure maximum security for my PC. I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a business-class HP notebook. Unless I'm mistaken, I understand that both a BIOS password and the BitLocker pre-boot ...
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Does knowledge of one or more passwords from my password manager help an attacker crack the master password?

I use a keepass password manager with a master password of more than 100 bits. I keep the password file in cloud storage. If an attacker has my password file, it should be difficult for them to ...
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Are randomly-generated passwords starting with “a” less secure?

I generated a password recently for a new account and the first three characters were "aa1". After exhausting all other attacks, a cracker would start brute forcing. On the assumption they'd start ...
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Can't figure out input format for Hashcat salts with odd characters in salt

I have passwords that are stored by: Generating a random, 36-character "string" in the range of CHAR(1) to CHAR(256) Appending this to the entered password Retrieving the SHA512 hash of the result ...
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Does the use of a Hardware Security Module improve the security of a password storage?

Basic Assumptions Let us assume I work for a company, which aims to authenticate users using traditional usernames and passwords. The company currently uses a slow key-derivation function to hash ...
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When knowing an individual's plaintext password history, how much information is expected to be gained with a new password? Do we know this?

The premise: Knowing a persons password history should provide information to help when guessing a new password of theirs. At an extreme end, with a password history of wildcats, wildcats1, then ...
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How long are password hashes stored locally?

Suppose Alice logs into Windows machine M (which is part of an enterprise network managed through Active Directory). My understanding is that M will contact the domain controller to get Alice's ...
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Estimating Password Cracking Speed Based on GPU?

I was wondering if there was a calculator or formula I could use to find a rough estimation of the time it takes to crack hashes based on GPU. I am trying to assess how much performance I would lose/...
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I found a password with hashcat, but it doesn't work

My assignment required me to find the password for a PowerPoint file (97 - 2003, v. 8.0 - v. 11.0). I used office2john.py to retrieve the hash, and I removed the file name. The hash is: $...
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Where are NTLM and LM hashes stored in a password protected microsoft presentation file

I have a password protected presentation file (MS office 2003). My assignment required me to either remove the password or find it. In my research i found out that presentation use ntlm and/or nt ...
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Does putting salt first make it easier for attacker to bruteforce the hash?

Many recommendations for storing passwords recommend hash(salt + password) rather than hash(password + salt). Doesn't putting the salt first make it much faster for the attacker to bruteforce the ...
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How bad would a partial hash leak be, realistically?

Even though the current recommendation for storing passwords is the usage of a slow key derivation function such as Argon2, scrypt, PBKDF2 or bcrypt1, many websites still use the traditional hash(...
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How to make John the Ripper output example hashes for a given hash type?

Is it possible to make John the Ripper output example hashes for a given hash type given by the --format= option? This is possible using Hashcat, but currently I look in John the Ripper's source code ...
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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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Crack 8-char password with known number of set bits

At University, I got some CTFs to do for my security lectures. Basically, I need to crack an 8-character password (96 possible characters). I know that 42 of the 64 bits are set to 1 and I know the ...
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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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Using BITMAIN AntMiner L3+ for cracking password [closed]

I want to use a BITMAIN AntMiner L3+ miner to crack passwords. How can I do that? Can I install hashcat agent to L3+ ?
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Cracking Zip File Password Encryption [duplicate]

Hey all I am currently taking a computer security course and while doing some research in cryptography I found that it was possible to crack the encryption of a password protected file in an encrypted ...
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Will SIM‐like PIN on website as second password increase security

On SIM cards, which are used in mobile telephony, PIN (and PUK) is used. Unlike a password, they are locked after some incorrect attempts to prevent brute force attack. If wrong PIN is entered 3 times,...
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Security risks in confirming the username instead of confirming the username and password combination [duplicate]

Most of the login pages like Google, Outlook and Yahoo! confirm the username first and then ask for a password instead of confirming the username and password combination altogether. Isn't it less ...
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Is haveibeenpwned (HIBP) free and reliable? [closed]

I have just started to explore HIBP to check whether we can use HIBP in our public facing interfaces. AS per my read I have 3 options to check out. Download the password dictionary and implement my ...
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Do ciphers and encoding schemes make passwords more secure?

I recently came across a tech professional advising a user to take some plaintext of their choice, run it through one of these ciphers, convert it to Base64, and then use the result as their master ...
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Specify Amount of type of character Crunch

I'm sure these questions pop up a lot, but I can't find one that does what I'm looking for. So, I'm trying to use crunch to generate a wordlist with specific amounts of each type of character, i.e. 2 ...