System hacking

24 March 2023 3 minutes Author: Endpool

Hacking the system – how to protect against it?

In this article, you will get acquainted with such a concept as system hacking. Hacking the system is one of the most important and sometimes the ultimate goal of an attacker. System hacking is defined as the compromise between computer systems and software to gain access to a target computer and steal or misuse their confidential information. An attacker obtains information through methods such as search, scan, enumeration, and vulnerability analysis, and then uses this information to compromise the target system. This module will focus on the tools and techniques used by hackers to compromise a target system. System hacking occurs in both computer systems and software in order to gain access to the target computer and steal or misuse their confidential information. Malware and attackers identify and exploit computer system vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access.

Hackers can be divided into three categories: Hacker in a black hat. A hacker in a white hat. A hacker in a gray hat. In this section, we will look at the software used by ethical hackers during penetration testing. Our list includes programs for various operating systems (even for mobile devices).

Programs that are intended for hacking systems


It is an open source tool that allows anyone to view and store authentication credentials such as Kerberos tickets. Attackers can use this to escalate privileges and steal credentials. The tool also helps extract plaintext passwords, hashes, PINs, and Kerberos tickets from memory.


Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery

Allows you to crack complex passwords, recover strong encryption keys, and unlock documents in a production environment. Attackers can use this tool to recover target system passwords to gain unauthorized access to important files and other system software.



This is a password recovery tool. It had its own codebase until 2015, but was then released as open source software. Versions are available for Linux, OS X, and Windows.



This is a free and open source program that cracks Windows login passwords using LM hashes via rainbow tables. The program includes the ability to import hashes from a variety of formats, including offloading directly from Windows SAM files.



This program cracks hashes using rainbow tables using a time-memory trade-off algorithm. A traditional brute force cracker cracks the hash in a way that is different from that followed by a time-memory trade-off hash cracker. The hash function cracker goes through all possible plaintexts one by one during cracking.RainbowCrack precomputes all possible pairs of plaintext hashes in the selected hash algorithm, encoding and plaintext length and stores them in a “rainbow table” file. The precomputation of the tables can take a long time, but once the precomputation is complete, it is easy and fast to crack the ciphertext in the rainbow table.


Note that the use of the above software remains under the user’s responsibility.

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