HowTo : Pause/Resume Aircrack-ng

How to save (pause) aircrack-ng session and then continue (resume) the cracking from where it was stopped.

Crack Wi-Fi with WPA/WPA2-PSK using Aircrack-ng

This article is a summary of effective commands that will help you to crack Wi-Fi access point with WPA/WPA2-PSK encryption.

Installing "John the Ripper" - The Password Cracker

"John the Ripper" - is a fast password cracker. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords.

Most likely you do not need to install "John the Ripper" system-wide.

Instead, after you extract the distribution archive and possibly compile the source code (see below), you may simply enter the "run" directory and invoke John from there.

HowTo : Identify Hash Type

There are two main things, that can help to identify hash type :

  • The length of the hash (each hash function has a specific output length);
  • The alphabet used (are all english letters? numbers 0-9 and A-F so hex? what special characters are there if any?).

There is a cool script, named "Hash Identifier". The name pretty much describes it.