[ Password cracker ]
Hash Cracker allows you to crack strings hashed with MD5, SHA1 and NTLM algorithms. When you tries to crack your hashed strings, the system automatically recognizes with which algorithm have been encrypted and will attempt to decrypt them.
Hash Cracker counts over than 700.000.000 of unique hashes that you can decrypt!
For more information about password cracking, you can consult the documentation.
[ Other interesting topics ]
[ Rootkit ]
A rootkit is software that enables continued privileged access to a computer, while actively hiding its presence from administrators by subverting standard operating system functionality or other applications. Typically, a hacker installs a rootkit on a computer after first obtaining user-level access, either by exploiting a known vulnerability or cracking a password. Once a rootkit is installed, it allows an attacker to mask his intrusion while gaining root or privileged access to the computer. Although rootkits can serve a variety of ends, they have gained notority primarily as malware, appropriating computing resources or stealing passwords without the knowledge of the administrators or users of affected systems. Rootkits can target firmware, a hypervisor, the kernel or most commonly, user-mode applications.
The term rootkit is a concatenation of the "root" user account in Unix operating systems and the word "kit", which refers to the software components that implement the tool. The term has negative connotations through its association with malware.
[ Phishing ]
In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Even when using server authentication, it may require tremendous skill to detect that the website is fake. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to fool users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies. Attempts to deal with the growing number of reported phishing incidents include legislation, user training, public awareness, and technical security measures.
Computer forensics (sometimes computer forensic science) is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage media.
The goal of computer forensics is to explain the current state of a digital artifact; such as a computer system, storage medium (e.g. hard disk or CD-ROM), an electronic document (e.g. an email message or JPEG image). The scope of a forensic analysis can vary from simple information retrieval to reconstructing a series of events.