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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Cracking HTTP passwords

In this recipe, we will crack HTTP passwords using the THC-Hydra (Hydra) password cracker. Access to websites and web applications are generally controlled by username and password combinations. As with any other password type, users typically type in weak or very weak passwords.

Getting ready

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • A connection to the Internet or intranet is required to complete this recipe
  • A computer that we can use as our victim

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of cracking HTTP passwords:

  1. From the Start menu select Applications | BackTrack | Privilege Escalation | Password Attacks | Online Attacks | hydra-gtk.
  2. Now that we have Hydra started, we will need to set our wordlists. Click on the Passwords ...

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