Chapter 4. Advanced Brute-forcing

Certain engagements require a bit more stealth and the noisiest part of the engagement is usually the brute-force scans. Whether we are looking for valid credentials on a particular login form or scanning for interesting URLs, lots of connections to the target in a short period of time can alert defenders to our activities, and the test could be over before it really begins.

Most penetration testing engagements are "smash and grab" operations. These types of assessments are usually more time-restricted, and throttling our connections for the sake of stealth during a brute-force attack can hinder progress. For engagements that may require a bit more finesse, the traditional penetration testing approach to brute-forcing ...

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