Information Security

Reset Metasploit Pro Web Console Password For msf User

Awhile back I installed a version of Metasploit Pro while juggling a couple other tasks and unfortunately I noted the password in an encrypted text document and forgot the location which in itself was a fail. Regardless of the mistake I made luckily Metasploit Express and Metasploit Pro make it easy enough to change the msf user web console password without any pain. Use the directions below to modify the msf users login information on your Metasploit Pro or Metasploit Express installation.

Information Security

Calculate Disk Space Size Needed To Generate A Wordlist For Password Cracking

Today I was having a discussion regarding wordlist size, the calculation to come up with the specific size the wordlist would be once generated, and various other items revolving around password cracking. Somehow the application crunch came up which in the past has been used to generate wordlists however its fairly slow compared to other technologies out there specifically Hashcat/oclHashcat’s Anyhow during the discussion I was doing some searching and had not used crunch in quite a long time but was pleasantly surprised by one of the features which generates a quick, accurate, and useful output of information regarding number of combinations that will be generated from the combinations length plus the character set/wordlists input and how much disk space those the list will take up on the hard drive. Anyhow a couple interesting things I realized tonight using crunch that I wanted to share.

Technology Insights

Install Clear On Windows Using Cygwin, Use Clear To Reset Console Output

When I SSH to Linux servers I use the clear command a lot. This allows me to quickly reset the shell interface so there is no output so depending on if I have typed the incorrect command numerous times or the screen is filled without from something like the locate command I find it really useful to reset the interface so the screen is blank again without having to hit enter 50 times. On all of my Windows machines I have Cygwin installed to provide as much of a Linux feel as possible however I never have taken the time to figure out what installs the clear command so I could have the same luxury of clearing the windows Command Prompt or the Console2 application I use on a regular basis. Below I describe how to install clear on Windows using the Cygwin application.

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Resume Chrome Download, Google Chrome Resume Download Of crdownload Files

Continuing Google Chrome downloads that have been canceled because of a crashed browser, a Windows bluescreen, or some other reason is quite easy by using the tools available via Linux. The primary tool used to continue downloading files on a Linux computer is called wget and can be obtained for Windows using the information below. If a Chrome download has been cancelled for some reason you can continue downloading the file using wget as explained below. I am surprised there is not a extension that provides a resume feature yet however I imagine one will be coming along in the near future.