This is a super-fast blog to show how to crack sshkeys with JohnTheRipper from Kali VM.
Create a key
ssh-keygen Read more “Cracking an SSH key with John the Ripper (JTR)”
Penetration testing is the activity of conducting security testing with the aim of identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities to identify strengths and weaknesses. I include strengths because I believe it’s important for security testing to promote both positive and negative findings. I also think that there is a huge mis conception with what penetration is, what it helps with and how to best get value from a penetration test.
My definition isn’t too far from the NCSC one: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/check-penetration-testing
A penetration test is a security assurance activity, but it’s one of many activities that I recommend people conduct. This is however largely only adopted by the few, for many a penetration test is a compliance tick box, either from a regulatory or contractual requirement.
When looking at a system a penetration test is not usually the most efficient starting point, especially if it’s from a black box perspective. Read more “Penetration Testing”