This is How Hackers Crack Passwords!
- published: 09 May 2018
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In this video, we\’ll see how hackers really crack passwords. This video is edited with Filmora video editor, get it here : https://goo.gl/RtmNC5 DISCLAIMER : This video is intended only to educate people about how hackers crack passwords, and how important the strength of the password is, when coming to security. If you are using a common password like test123456 which I used in the video, then the hacker will easily be able to know the plain text form of your password from the hash string. There is something known as Rainbow tables. These rainbow tables contain the password hashes of numerous commonly used passwords. So the hacker will be to do a simple search with the password hash that he has, and if the password hash exists in the rainbow table, then that means the password is successfully cracked, and we have the password in a plain text. Remember that rainbow tables contain the password hashes of only the passwords which are commonly used. As a reference, you can go to https://crackstation.net/ If the password is not a commonly used password, then there comes dictionary attack and brute force attack. In dictionary attack, you have a wordlist. A wordlist is nothing but a huge text file with loads of passwords. In this attack, the hacker writes a code which compares the password hash to be cracked, with the password hash of each and every password that exists in the wordlist. Now, this attack can be target-specific as well. which means we can build a wordlist targeting an individual provided that we know some basic details about him/her. In a brute force atta…
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