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john the ripper

John the ripper is a password hash cracking tool that is available free for both unix/linux and Windows platforms. It autodetects the type of hash and by default uses a hybrid approach of dictionary and brute force attacks to attempt to crack the hash as quickly and efficiently as possible. It can use a wide […]

MA-CCDC-09 Red Cell preparation

MA-CCDC-09 Red Cell preparation

I’ve been invited to participate in the 2009 Mid-Atlantic CCDC as a member of the Red Cell (attacking team). The mission of the red team is to emulate hackers attacking a business network. The game conditions change a bit from year to year and even from the preliminary rounds to the final rounds (because of […]


Backtrack is live CD (bootable) that is a compilation of network security tools. Based on SLAX, Backtrack 3 currently has over 300 tools. Backtrack is available from Every package, kernel configuration and script is optimized to be used by security penetration testers. Patches and automation have been added, applied or developed to provide a […]