Hacking 103: Attacking servers snd services with Hydra

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Now that I have covered Hacking 101: Footprinting Using Nothing But A Web Browser and Hacking 102: Active Footprinting With Nmap it is time to move into a physical attack upon the servers and servers that we have found in the course of investigation. There are a number of tools available in Kali Linux which include Medusa and Ncrack, but for the purposes of this article will will be using Hydra which is a very fast network logon cracker which support many different services. In this article we will take a look at the following attacks which are FTP and …

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Hacking 102: Active footprinting with Nmap

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This article is a followup of Hacking 101: Footprinting Using Nothing But A Web Browser which served as an introduction to passive footprinting. There are a number of tools that you can use both on a Windows and Linux platform and I prefer to use the Backtrack Linux distro for penetration testers, more specifically I will be using Kali Linux. If Linux is not your cup of tea then you can give the following tools a look and pick and choose what you need. Wireshark which open source multi-platform network protocol analyzer. It allows you to examine data from a …

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Hacking 101: Footprinting using nothing but a web browser

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Welcome to this article which is to introduce the idea of foot-printing when it comes to hacking. What foot-printing really means is the act of information gathering and this can be either active or passive or even and combination of both. In order to determine the vulnerabilities of a given target you must first understand the target. To this end the information you can compile over the internet can yield tremendous results and this is known as passive foot-printing. Remember to keep good notes on the information that you are able to find. These notes will come in handy later …

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Ways to protect your identity on the Internet

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At the time of this article I have an IP Address of 89.239.207.81 and I would ask you if you have any idea where my Internet Service Provider (ISP) resides? I live in the United States and at this moment my Internet connection is coming from Denmark. As demonstrated from the Google Map, I am clearly sitting  in Havdrup, Denmark however this is not true, well at least physically. My internet connection resides in Denmark why my physical location is within the United States. Here is the detailed information: IP Address: 89.239.207.81* City: Havdrup State: 20 Country: Denmark Latitude: 55.5333 …

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Are you a Google Dork?

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Are you a Google Dork? Do you know what it means to be a Google Dork? The fact is Google is a wonderful search engine and it can very easy point you into the direction of your interest. However the darker side of Google, well depending upon how the search engine is used can often lead to information that you would never think would be indexed by Google. Before you begin thinking Google is evil here take note that the data is placed online by anyone with an Internet connection, therefore Google is doing nothing evil rather the search engine …

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Website mirroring using GNU Wget

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GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP – the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive command-line tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc. Why would you want to use this application? The fact is the black hats often use this to mirror a given site in order to review the content for anything that may be of value. This concept falls into the area of information gathering. So you may be asking your what possibly could be of value that a …

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