CANE AND ABEL HACKING
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
According to the official website, Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of various kinds of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, recovering wireless network keys, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols.
The latest version is faster and contains a lot of new features like APR (ARP Poison Routing) which enables sniffing on switched LANs and Man-in-the-Middle attacks. The sniffer in this version can also analyze encrypted protocols such as SSH-1 and HTTPS and contains filters to capture credentials from a wide range of authentication mechanisms. The new version also ships routing protocols authentication monitors and routes extractors, dictionary and brute-force crackers for all common hashing algorithms and for several specific authentications, password/hash calculators, cryptanalysis attacks, password decoders and some not so common utilities related to network and system security.
Who Should Use This Tool?
Cain & Abel is a tool that will be quite useful for network administrators, teachers, professional penetration testers, security consultants/professionals, forensic staff and security software vendors.
The system requirements needed to successfully setup Cain & Abel are:D
– At least 10MB hard disk space
– Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista OS
– Winpcap Packet Driver (v2.3 or above).
– Airpcap Packet Driver (for passive wireless sniffer / WEP cracker).
First we need to download Cain & Abel, so go to the download page:
DOWNLOAD CAIN &ABEL HERE
After downloading it,just run the Self-Installing executable package and follow the installation instructions
LETS START SOME HACKING
Now after launching the application, we have to configure it to use appropriate network card.If you have multiple network cards, it’s better to know the MAC address of the network card that you will use for the sniffer.To get the MAC address of your network interface card, do the following:
1- Open CMD prompt. /p>
2- Write the following command “ipconfig /all”.
3- Determine the MAC address of the desired Ethernet adapters, write it on Notepad,and then use this information to help determine which NIC to select in the Cain application.
Now click Configure on the main menu. It will open the configuration dialog box where you can select the desired network interface card.
Now let’s go through the configuration dialog tabs and take a brief look at most of them:
Here are the 4 NTLM and LM hashes which will appear like the following image:
And here you will find all possible password techniques in the following image:
As you can see from the previous image, there are various types of techniques that are very effective in password cracking.We will look at each of their definitions.
You will need to choose ahash algorithm, minimum and maximum length of password, and finally the char-set that the password will use.Then press OK.
Cain and Abel is a powerful tool that does a great job in password cracking. It can crack almost all kinds of passwords, and it’s usually just a matter of time before you get it.References
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