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Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook by Ishan Girdhar, Dhruv Shah

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Gathering information for credential cracking

In order to perform a successful credential crack, it is important to have a list of possible usernames and passwords. One of the ways this is possible is by making use of the dictionaries available in the Kali Linux Distro. These are located under /usr/share/wordlists/. The following screenshot shows the available wordlists in Kali:

Gathering information for credential cracking

You will find a rockyou.txt.gz file, which you will need to unzip. Use the following command in terminal to unzip the contents of the file:

gunzip rockyou.txt.gz

Once this is done, the file will be extracted, as shown in the preceding screenshot. This is a prebuilt list ...

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