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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

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 remote-exploit.org 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 […]