First off, I am not familiar with most of the stuff regarding Linux, and metasploit so no flaming. In other words, I am new to this stuff...
I have a couple of questions, if you can answer, I would appreciate it.
Now my questions:
Is it actually possible to use exploits available in metasploit to target xp machines which are fully patched and be successful? I mean things like a remote shell and stuff...
Is Dictionary attack the only possible way to crack WPA? If it is, then isn't it a bit unreliable because you can use character like %&# with ˇŕ because then it will be impossible to crack, no?
dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze
This isn't just true of WPA. Many modern password schemes are only breakable by weak passwords. Realistically, you're never going to crack a random password/passphrase via a dictionary attack unless it's been used in something that is inherently weak, like WEP or LM.
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Yes its really just the encryption implementation or the encryption itself that makes the password weak. There probably isn't much wrong with WEP's encryption its just implemented poorly.This isn't just true of WPA. Many modern password schemes are only breakable by weak passwords. Realistically, you're never going to crack a random password/passphrase via a dictionary attack unless it's been used in something that is inherently weak, like WEP or LM.
Don't LM hashes have to be sent through a rainbow table since you can't reverse engineer the entire hash? NTLM hashes can still be run through a rainbow table and be cracked its just a much larger table. There's a website that you can put hashes into and it will run the hash against the database and return your hashed password, I just forget the name of it offhand. This includes many different encryption schemes such as RC and MD as well.
I guess a Brute force attack on random password's is your best bet next to rainbow tables but this all depends on the time you have to crack it. The longer the password the greater amount of time is required and it increases exponetially.
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