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Re: Bruteforce HTTP Basic authentification
From: Chris Kuethe <chris.kuethe () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 21:35:20 -0600

On 8/17/05, nik <nik () adminzone ru> wrote:
Hello list!
I'm doing little pen-test of a web-application for a small
This application uses HTTP Basic autintification. So the
question is:
does any one know some tools (such as brutus) for
brutforce usernames
and passwors for this type of authentification. These
tools must run
under Linux or FreeBSD.

The LWP perl module will do quite nicely. Combine that with an
optimized alphabet or 4, and you can have a very effective brute
forcer in a couple of screenfuls of code. Optimizing your alphabet can
be very effective, taking the time to crack a password down from hours
to minutes or even seconds if you have a good idea about the letter
distribution. ;)


GDB has a 'break' feature; why doesn't it have 'fix' too?

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