Password cracking How to use Brutus AET2 and what is brute force?
From time to time, some users need to guess a password for a mailbox or some resource. Everyone has their own reasons, but not everyone has the necessary skills. For them, there is the material presented below, in which inexperienced hackers will find information on how to use Brutus AET2, a well-known password cracking utility. Brutus AET2 – what is it? Brutus is a specialized password cracking utility.
This program has an extensive arsenal of resources that it will help to “open”. The app can be used to hack any website, mailbox, or even an FTP server, meaning there are virtually no limits for beginner hackers. Why is such a tool needed? Perhaps you forgot your personal password and cannot recover it, or maybe you decided to look into someone’s correspondence. There are many use cases. If there is a need to pick up a password, then first of all you should learn how to use Brutus AET2. How does the utility work? Brutus AET2 works on the principle of selection: you give the program a database of passwords, which it will alternately substitute in the required field and try to pass authorization until it finds the right one, the only correct one. It’s like a big bunch of keys, each of which is alternately tried on the lock until one fits. It is worth noting that there are other utilities for hacking.
And more experienced users will say that Brutus is too outdated and should not be used. But the application in question has an undoubted advantage – this is its simplicity. Anyone can start working with Brutus, that is, even someone who does not understand web development at all, and even more so does not have hacker experience. In terms of program efficiency, Brutus is quite slow and requires processing power (the more the better). And this is another reason why advanced hackers are skeptical about this product. How to use Brutus AET2? Working with the program requires a number of preparatory procedures. First of all, you need to set up the application and get a password dictionary (you can create one yourself or find a suitable option on the Web) for “brute” (password selection process), which will be used by the Brutus AET2 utility itself. The instruction for working with the program consists of several main stages, each of which represents filling in the fields in the application. You also need to decide on the type of selection. Brutus AET2 settings, selection of selection type, dictionaries The main program window includes a number of fields and options. The first column is called Target. Here you should specify the exact address where the data entry fields are located (for example, your favorite social network). Sites may vary slightly, as may login forms.
In order to correctly specify the information, you should immediately refer to the Type field. It has several options: HTTP (Basic Auth) – if an additional window appears on the site that needs to be hacked during login, then feel free to select this item and enter the address of this window in the Target field. HTTP (Forms) – if the site just needs to fill out a form with a login and password, then select this item. FTP – just specify the server address (usually ftp) and its name. POP3 is mail, so we indicate here the address of the mail service (usually it starts with pop3 or mail) and its name. Next comes the Connection Options section. Everything is simple here – the port will be set automatically, and the connection time can be adjusted to your taste. It is also possible to use a proxy server. The next section, called Authentication Options, is the final step. It, in turn, consists of several graphs. The first is called Username. There are two options here: either use a ready-made list of usernames, each of which will be selected separately, or use one specific name. The second column is the notorious dictionary. How to use Brutus AET2 with dictionary?
Everything is very simple. It is necessary to create a plain text file and enter the necessary characters or their combinations into it, then attach it to the application and run it. How to use Brutus AET2 without a dictionary? It’s more difficult here. In fact, it’s easy to set up but results are more difficult to achieve. There are two options. The first is combo lists (the program will add numbers and various symbols to the login), the second is what is called BruteForce.
BruteForce (full search) is a brute force method in which the program will mindlessly iterate over all existing characters and insert each of them into the login / password field. Why is this method ineffective? Because it would take two million years to crack a more or less intelligible password of, say, twelve characters. The only thing it will work on is people who are used to the passwords “12345”, “199402”. Such passwords will be revealed instantly. Everything, the program is ready to work. Now you can run it and monitor the Positive Authentication Results field, where the matching login and password combinations will appear.