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

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Using local password-attack tools

In this recipe, we will see a few tools both for Windows and Linux that will perform password-guessing attacks. For Linux, we will use a tool called sucrack, and for Windows we will use fgdump and pwdump. Sucrack is used to crack passwords via the su command, which is a multithreaded tool. SU is a tool in Linux that allows you to run commands using a substitute user. But first let us understand these tools: Sucrack is a password cracker. Fgdump and pwdump are tools that dump the SAM hashes from LSASS memory. JTR (John the Ripper) is a cracker for SAM hashes. Windows Credentials Editor (WCE) is a security tool to list logon sessions and add, change, list, and delete associated credentials (for example, LM/NT hashes, ...

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