Tools and Styles Used by Hackers To Still or Crack Passwords

Dictionary Attack

Dictionary Attack as the name implies, is a document that contains collections of possible password susjestions and leaves with the hacker no option than to try the passwords in the dictionary.

Brute Force Attack


Brute force attack tries possible combinations

Phishing


In phishing users are asked for their passwords, But the method of asking users password is unique and different, Hackers used to create the fake page, fake emails, fake apps etc. It simply asks you to log in with your Id and password. and once you have entered the detail your details are transferred into hacker’s server.

Trojans, Viruses, And Other Malware


They are Virus and worms usually sent to a user’s computer system in form of a real software or program, so as to gain full access to the target computer system (PC) in a network or internet. They are usually spread by email or hidden in any applications.

Shoulder Surfing


Shoulder surfing is simply the practice of spying a person or a user of cash-dispensing machine or another electronic device in order to obtain their personal identification number, password, and etc.

Port Scan Attack


This is a technique used to find weaknesses in a given server. It is normally used by Ethical Hackers to find vulnerabilities in a system. Port Scan Attack is used to send a message to a port and wait for a response, The received data from the open port is an invitation for hackers to hack into your server.

Rainbow Table Attack

Rainbow Table is usually a large dictionary which contains loads of pre-calculated hashes and the passwords from which they were calculated. The major difference between Rainbow and other dictionary attacks are Rainbow table are specially optimized for hashes and passwords.

Offline Cracking

Data is obtained from a compromised system. A hacker can test the validity of password attempts. Offline password attacks include dictionary attacks and rainbow table attacks.

Social Engineering

Social engineering is an attack which relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures. Hackers can try different tricks to break into normal security procedures.

Guessing


A hacker will try guessing your passwords and they can even guess your security answer. However, With two-way-authentication method and login code alert this type of techniques are usually a failure.
Tools and Styles Used by Hackers To Still or Crack Passwords Tools and Styles Used by Hackers To Still or Crack Passwords Reviewed by Chukwumah Rapheal on October 08, 2016 Rating: 5

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