Abstract

Nowadays, attacking the passwords is one of the most straightforward attack vectors, which authorize access to information system. There are numerous feasible methods, attempt to guess or crack passwords, with a different methods, approaches and tools. This paper analyzes the possibilities of using the tools and gives an example of how to accomplish the password guesses in different methods with tests which can be demonstrated together with comparison of input dictionary lists. The overall service to the follower is to insure for the potential needs: preventing password cracking, information security audit, password recovery, security policy etc.

Keywords: password attacks, password generation, dictionary generation, dictionary password attacks, rainbow tables, brute force

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