aggressive hash cracking

Aggressive Hash Cracking with Clouds and Chains

Summary

Password cracking might be my favorite attack vector in the modern IoT landscape. There’s just something magical about firing up hashcat or John the Ripper and pitting your hardware against the product of questionable, human password choices.

Let’s begin with a brief walkthrough of hashcat. For those unfamiliar, a hash is an encrypted string of text, usually password text in the context of Information Security. Supporting a lot of different hashing algorithms, hashcat has an option for cracking almost any kind of hash. ...

Anonymous: Operation Beast

Anonymous: Operation Beast

Anonymous: Operation Beast purpose is to bring down websites and social media accounts that create and distribute beastiality images and video. Surprisingly, not all states and countries have laws against beastiality partly making Operation Beast a political movement. I had the opportunity to speak with two of the leaders of the operation – Priscilla, and Rekt.

https://twitter.com/AnonyOpBEAST/status/952928676315885568

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how a rape case was buried

How a rape case was buried

A relationship between Alex Pelzer, a musician, and a young girl began on YouTube through the music he created and the innocent comments she would leave.  On the surface, this case appears to be a musician that lures underage girls into a sexual relationship through the Internet, but there is a lot more than meets the eye. This story details how a rape case was buried, and the possible ties to a pedophile ring in Washington D.C. The real name of MommaBear and the name of her daughter and the details about their life are not used so that their identities will remain protected. ...

anonymous: Operation Child Safety

Anonymous: Operation Child Safety

The hacking group Anonymous came to the forefront of America’s consciousness in 2008 when they took on the Church of Scientology. Anonymous is known as a hacktivist group in which they create operations or projects for specific activist causes. Of all the operations, Operation Child Safety and other pedophile hunting teams discover the most gruesome images that can quickly cause mission fatigue, but they press on. ...