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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Gaining router access

These days, we are in a networked society. With networked video game systems, multiple computers in most homes, and small businesses growing at a record pace, routers have become the cornerstone of network communication. What hasn't increased is the number of experienced network administrators to secure these routers, leaving many of them vulnerable to attack. In this recipe, we will perform a brute-force attack using Medusa.

Getting ready

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • A connection to the Internet or intranet is required to complete this recipe
  • An available router is also required

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of performing a brute-force attack using Medusa:

  1. From the Start menu select Applications

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