password cracking

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2021
Expert managed to crack 70% of a 5,000 WiFi network sample in Tel Aviv

A researcher from the security firm CyberArk has managed to crack 70% of Tel Aviv’s Wifi Networks starting from a sample of 5,000 gathered WiFi. CyberArk security researcher Ido Hoorvitch demonstrated how it is possible to crack WiFi at scale by exploiting a vulnerability that allows retrieving a PMKID hash. Hoorvitch has managed to crack […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 30, 2017
Hashcat 4.0.0 now can crack passwords and salts up to length 256

The new version of the tool, Hashcat 4.0.0 release is now available and includes the support to crack passwords and salts up to length 256. Hashcat is likely the world’s fastest password recovery tool that is released as free software. It is available for Windows, Linux and OS X, and it is distributed as CPU-based […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2017
Kali Linux 2017.1 is arrived, more power for password-cracking with cloud GPUs

Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release was announced, the popular distro comes with a set of significant updates and features. The popular Kali Linux distribution has a new weapon in its hacking arsenal, it can use cloud GPUs for password cracking. Kali Linux is the most popular distribution in the hacking community, it is a Debian-based distro […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 08, 2015
Hashcat, the fastest Password Cracking utility is now Open Source

Hashcat, the popular password recovery tool has been released as open source under the MIT license. You can contribute to it. The popular password cracking tool Hashcat is not an open source software, the announcement was first made on December 4 on Twitter via an MD5 hash that posted  the following message: “hashcat open source” @hashcat […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2013
Two-factor Authentication for SMBs

The purpose of this article is to cover the challenges SMBs are facing when it comes to using authentication methods to protect their online websites and applications, and comparing a number of two factor authentication services for SMBs.   The report includes: –          Why ‘password only’ protection is not enough anymore –          The challenges of […]