Password Cracking: Brute Forcing

Password Cracking Techniques


Password attacks are a common way to break into systems, so you need to understand the types of tools available and how they work. Kali Linux is an operating system and there are many tools to perform such attacks.

Weak passwords are still a huge problem in the security world. Users must set strong passwords to restrict access to data by anonymous users. Even a 6-digit PIN is not secure enough and can be brute-forced within an hour. A rule of thumb for passwords is that it should be longer (more than 9 words) and contain different or multiple letters+numbers+special characters.

Hydra is a pre-installed tool in Kali Linux to enforce usernames and passwords for various services such as FTP, ssh, Telnet, MS SQL, etc. Brute force can be used to identify different usernames and passwords against a target with the correct credentials. It is a command line tool that you will learn to use in this course.

In this course you will learn how to crack passwords using Kali Linux. Kali Linux is an open-source, Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It does this by providing common tools, configurations, and automation’s.

This is a beginners course, you don’t need advanced knowledge but you should have already Kali Linux at hands.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Ethical Hackers

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