Basics Of Password Cracking

To become a good hacker you  need to be a good password cracker  .There are a variety of programs that a hacker uses to decrypt or guess a password .There are a wide variety of different types of password hacking programs but the most common methods include the following types of attacks.

Dictionary Attacks  
A dictionary attack works on the premise that most computer users choose a password that is easy for them to remember so they do not have to worry about memorizing or forgetting their passwords. Dictionary attack programs use all of the words in the dictionary to try and guess your password. This includes variations of the word and different word combinations. The program will keep trying different words and combinations until it comes up with the right password.

Brute Force Attack
A brute force attack works just like the name implies. This type of attack uses brute force by using a program that keeps attempting every password that is possible until it hits the right one. Brute force attacks take a long time to execute especially if the passwords are long and contain a lot of different combinations.If you use a password cracking calculator to determine how long it will take to decrypt the password you have chosen with a password hacking program, you will find that it can be anywhere from 10 minutes to several months depending upon the complexity of the password.

I hope you understood the basic methods of password cracking In my next post i will explain some of the basic tools used for password cracking and how to use them

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