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Breaking EncFS given .encfs6.xml

I forgot the password of a EncFS folder (created, went to vacation, forgot). But I remember how the password was created (e.g. was a sequence of 4 dictionary words). So I decided to try to find the ...
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Are there any pen testing tools/methods for wpa2 networks that don't require using an adapter that supports monitor mode? [on hold]

I really enjoy reading and researching about networking and pentesting. Recently I heard from a friend that there are ways that can be used to get into wireless networks without needing an adapter ...
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John the Ripper performance

I have two questions regarding performance of John the Ripper. Within the format files, there is a variable named MIN_KEYS_PER_CRYPT and MAX_KEYS_PER_CRYPT. How much do they influence the ...
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Would allowing shorter passwords sometimes be more secure?

Does the act of requiring certain criteria for passwords make them easier to brute-force? It's always seemed to me that when websites limit the use of "insecure" passwords, it might make it easier ...
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Is there a combination program that will generate a dictionary from a predefined list of words and numbers in specific order?

I'm sorry if this question has been asked, but I've already wasted 6 precious hours trying to find a program that will accomplish the task I'm requesting. (Perhaps I'm asking the wrong question?) ...
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Not storing the salt? Is that an option?

Please read as I did many searches and believe this is NOT a duplicate question. For your reference, I've read these articles and other questions already: How do you overcome the problem of the ...
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Password help with coding! [duplicate]

So, I'm terrible with any sort of coding, and I need help with generating a series of possible passwords. I've forgotten the combination of a password I put in for an email - I know the password, just ...
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How to generate a password dictionary for a specific use

I have a locked work file that I need access to. Unfortunately, the company that provided the file is no longer in existence and I can't track anyone down to help me out. The file is encrypted and ...
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John The Ripper and OpenCL on AMD FirePro

Trying to work with John 1.8.0 Jumbo 1 I noticed that OpenCL won't work for me. I used autoconfig (meaning configure and build with the option to enable OpenMPI) in order to build JTR for my Mac Pro. ...
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String Comparison Timing Attack in Plain English

Could someone please tell me what a string comparison timing attack is in simple terms? I have Googled this, but all the explanations are very technical. Also, is this attack an better than a brute ...
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How does hashcat figure out the SHA CRYPT ROUNDS on a Linux password

A part of my /etc/login.defs file looks like this: ENCRYPT_METHOD SHA512 # Define the number of SHA rounds. # If not specified, the libc will choose the default number of rounds (5000). # The values ...
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*NIX shadow file password format

I'm trying to get shell access to a router and have managed to retrieve its /etc/shadow file: root:$1$$N76hdwGfg11g0KdKbtyh21:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash I've tried to use john to crack it but ...
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Is there a way to make a WEP-secured AP uncrackable?

For some days, I was feeling that my Internet bill was booming. Then, I recently found out that a boy near my house was accessing my router to use the Internet. Then, I read some articles how to crack ...
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What is the weakness of aircracking wifi attacks?

I did not come to anything after searching Google for some time. What's preventing someone from just doing an aircrack wifi atack and do any kind of attack once logged on the victims network?
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WEP password cracking

I was testing WEP password cracking on my router. I had set a thirteen character password ("TESTING123456") and tried these commands: airmon-ng start wlan0 Then I started airodump-ng using this ...
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Brute force time estimation - random sequence

I would like to ask if there are 2^1000 possibilities to choose from, how long would it take go through them all on average? (in terms of min, hours or years) Note: This is not necessary related to ...
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Can Hydra and Crunch be used in combination for HTTP-get-form? [closed]

I'm trying to recover my router username and password without resetting the router for educational purposes. I read that Hydra can be used for "brute-forcing" http-get-form authentication that most ...
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How to crack `salt + SHA256(salt + password)` hashes with JTR?

I have a set of password hashes. Sample: 9e74437e97ff201ff38416138a22a7f3adfa3b9c10e947481bd94b16eed7df6b6e2806 From the source code of the application generating this hash I learned that the salt ...
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Odd password scrambling algorithm

I'm researching an application that has password scrambling algorithm that I've not seen before. I generated a few passwords (the max. length allowed is 8 chars), and got the following results: ...
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Weird 8-character hash [closed]

I'm investigating an application. In a XML file I came across: <ScrambledPassword>U8P3J2N1</ScrambledPassword> I ran it through a hash identification script which is telling me it's a ...
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I forgot my 7z password [closed]

I used 7zip to encrypt a 200mb archive of my code used a combination of some of 7 possible words and no numbers or caps. So 823543 possible passwords. What is the best free program I can use to ...
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Does using reaver crash or bring down a network

Does using Reaver crash or bring down a network? I've googled this and haven't turned up anything. I mean like a home router.
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Are passwords in Mozilla products stored insecurely?

I have just downloaded a Polish program Passtool Password Reader (written by Rafał Jelitto), unpacked it from .rar archive and run it. I have hit the bottom-left button (Pokaż wszystko) and this small ...
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How much faster does a GPU or FPGA crack an RSA key compared to a CPU?

Are there any significant speed up in time on cracking an RSA key (either brute-force or factoring with general number field sieve) using a GPA or FPGA compared to a CPU? If there is a speed ...
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Why is there a preference towards long passphrases instead of increasing the hashing iterations?

There seems to be an agreement that when it comes to offline password brute-forcing, long but simple passwords are better than short complex ones. I recently saw a question related to increasing the ...
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How to use Aircrack-ng when knowing part of the password?

Let's say I know the password starts with "1234" and after that there is a commonly used password. I would like to use the word list I have for the second part of the password, but to include somehow ...
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jpeg hide & seek - get password hash [closed]

I'm doing some university work related to digital evidence and I came across a .jpg file that has a high probability of containing something hidden with JPHIDE. JPHIDE uses a user defined pass and ...
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how to get cookies from aspx site to use it with hydra

I've been playing around with Hydra and .aspx site and I've hit a bit of a snag - Hydra responds letting me know that the first 16 passwords in my password list are correct when none of them are. ...
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What is susceptible to Kon Boot hack tool?

I just learned about Kon Boot (from this YouTube video) and am wondering, how is such a hack tool guarded against? In the video the presenter claimed he had full disk encryption but was still able to ...
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Is it possible to crack hash with known salt? If yes how?

Hello folks, I was wondering , if the salt in the hash is known to us,then is it possible to crack to extract the password from the hash? If Yes, How?
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password storage and user authentication [duplicate]

I was going through (https://crackstation.net/hashing-security.htm) about doing password hashing / storage the right way. I understood most of it but i still have some questions and doubts which are ...
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How does PHP's password_hash() BCRYPT cost factor translate into cracking computation times

I am trying to fully understand the relationship between BCRYPT's COST factors and how much more time it would take a machine to crack a password with PHP 5.5's password_hash() The encryption times I ...
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Why does Hydra not stop when it finds a password? [closed]

Why does Hydra 8.1 not stop when it finds a password? I am using the -P option with a file that has over 5 Million passwords in it and the correct SSH password is located at approx. line 2100, but ...
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Source code as password

Passwords with a mixture of letters, numbers, and special characters are sometimes hard to remember. Is it secure to instead use a small amount of memorable source code as a 'passphrase'? As an ...
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Is it a good idea to use non-Latin Unicode characters in a password?

I've heard many suggestions as to what makes a good password (hard to guess, not a dictionary word or permutation thereof, at least a certain length, etc.) so that it cannot be cracked in a realistic ...
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Hashcat Turkish character problem [closed]

I'm using cudahashcat, it haven't special chars like "öçşĞÜ" in standart charsets. I defined charsets with windows-1254 and other encoding types(and -1 öÖçÇğĞşŞüÜıİ?a parameter), i tried but they ...
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Is it safe to signup multiple applications with facebook?

Putting all eggs in one basket.. Is it safe to sign-up on different applications with facebook or such similar platforms, linkedin, twitter etc?
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John the Ripper missing formats [closed]

I have an sha256 hash that I am trying to crack with John the Ripper. However, it doesn't recognize raw-sha256, raw-md5, or any hash format other than descrypt, bsdicrypt, md5crypt, bcrypt, LM, AFS, ...
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How is password information stored and used on Android accounts?

How difficult would it be for someone who stole your device to gain access to the username and password information stored under the Settings -> More -> Accounts section of an Android device? ...
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Generate secure one-time codes containing information

I need to create a system that allows a user to enter codes to charge an allowance. Embedded in this code should be the amount to charge the allowance. The user would pay for a code which would then ...
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Can zip files be cracked if they were split into parts and only one part was available?

I am talking here about zip files that were compressed using basic protection and those using AES protection. In both cases, if only one of the many parts of the zip were available, will it be able to ...
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Hashcat passwordcracking separator unmatched

I have the task to crack a bunch of passwords like: $1$V5l3qvml$Q.fDn30gGhjcEIZH8utah/ $1$DcuX.dRK$bR4utyGQ4ET4sobpMMtfo0 $1$WbXWIqFu$Qu1fT/MmTIvSUz4xw4mlI0 $1$8Y7TfkZ5$LnuF99mgFbV1wvQ61dMZB1 I ...
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Is it possible to dump an exe from ram and create a distributable exe from it?

Is it possible to dump the ram and get an exe and use that ram dump to distribute an app? If so, is this something that is a practical concern and if so how best should a developer protect against it? ...
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Hashing password with salt [duplicate]

I read from wiki: The attacker has access to both the hashed password and the salt, so when running the dictionary attack, the attacker can simply use the known salt when attempting to crack the ...
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WPA cracking with Crunch, JTR & Aircrack

Now I assume that everyone knows of aircrack-ng and John The Ripper with it's fantastic ability to pause and resume cracking. With that aside, I want to add Crunch into the mix, however I can't seem ...
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Is it really worth to spend time on Telegram Crypto Contest? [closed]

Telegram is running this crypto contents. But what I heard from some people on the web is that they designed the contest in such a way that they made it practically impossible to crack. Is it really ...
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Hashcat, finding out the Hash [closed]

I've been searching but I can't seem to find the much information on how to extract hash's from say PDF files or Lotus Notes files that I can then use in Hashcat? I know how to get them for Office ...
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How rainbow table works? [duplicate]

I have roughly understand how a rainbow table works from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_table, but I am quite curious why there is a need of different reduction functions for each column for ...
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WPA and WPA2 Help [closed]

I'm trying to hack my own WPA and WPA2 network for learning purposes. I used A 10 characters length password with only numbers, I know if I had to create the word list file it will be Huge, So I ...
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John the Ripper not identifying a password contained in the username?

I have uploaded a screenshot of what exactly is going on, here: http://i.imgur.com/bJSv7C8.png I can see that single-crack mode includes a rule that looks at the username, and "slices" it to identify ...