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Penetration Testing with Perl by Swizec Teller

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Summary

This chapter took us on a journey through cracking hashes and passwords that ranged from simple to complex. It is much more common now for novice web developers to not store plain text passwords, Wi-Fi networks to be encrypted, and archives to also be password protected. This skill to crack password hashes and encryption is absolutely vital to add to any penetration testing arsenal.

In the next chapter, we will look at how to find even more intelligence from files we may have scraped from any public-facing server, including metadata.

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