In this recipe, we will learn how to profile passwords before we begin our password attack. The purpose of profiling passwords is to allow us to get to a smaller wordlist by gathering information against our target machine, business, and so on. In this recipe, we will use Ettercap and its ARP Poisoning function to sniff traffic.
A connection to the local network is required to complete this recipe.
Let's begin the process of password profiling by launching Ettercap:
locate etter.conf vi /etc/etterconf
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