Blog Posts Tagged with "NTLM"

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LM Hash Flaw: Windows Passwords Easy to Crack

March 01, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The thing is that the lower security hashes are not present on the SAM stored on the hard drive. When the security accounts are loaded into active RAM, Windows re-creates the LM hashes. The LM Hash can be pulled from active RAM using the Windows Credential Editor (WCE)...

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Crazy Fast Password Recovery with Hashcat

January 02, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Hashcat is a multi-threaded cracker, so if your CPU can run several threads, it will use them. But the real speed comes into play when using the horsepower of a GPU. If your GPU can run hundreds of threads, all of this power is used to break passwords...

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Wireless Security – Choosing the Best Wi-Fi Password

April 06, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

WPA2 Enterprise is the best if your organization supports it, but WPA2 Personal is great for home and small offices. Do not use WEP. It was cracked a long time ago, and an attacker does not even have to crack it, as the WEP key can be passed just like NTLM passwords...

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SMB Relay and Network Scanner Attacks

March 16, 2011 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

In big corporate networks there can be some servers with software that does an automated scan of the subnet for some purpose. This scan uses an SMB protocol and, of course, NTLM authentication. If an attacker's host is in the same subnet, he can complete the relay. Attackers just need to be patient...

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