Password Cracking by George Lewis


This article is from Hakin9 OPEN – Cyber Security edition, which is available for download for free. Before getting into the main target of the article which is Password Cracking, let’s go over the phases that a Penetration Tester conducted up to this point. Reconnaissance (Footprinting): the phase on which an attacker will gather as much information aspossible about the target/client before launching the attack. Scanning/Enumeration: A procedure for identifying active hosts on a network, services andvulnerabilities. After that the challenging part starts, below are the remaining phases of a normal Pen-Test Engagement:- Exploitation: The phase where the tester gain access to the OS Layer or the application Layer on a systemor network. Maintaining Access: once access achieved, tester can choose to use the compromised system as a lunchpad to scan and exploit other systems and resources. Report Delivery with recommendation: A report with final presentation to the management will be....

May 16, 2019
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