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Re: Default Account scanning
From: Marco Ivaldi <raptor () mediaservice net>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 11:06:10 +0100 (ora solare Europa occidentale)

Hey pen-testers,

On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, p1g wrote:

A few years ago, an audit was performed on the netowrk i worked on. A tool was use to crawl the network and attempt a login to systems using the default user name and password.

I have perform this manually by enumerating systems (switches.routers, appliances) and testing them against default password lists, but I was wondering if there was a tool out there that handled this type of automated scan.

After you perform hosts enumeration with your favorite network scanner [1], you can use one of the following automated bruteforcers:


In some cases, writing a custom script could be advisable. Also, depending on the platforms that must undergo testing, some information leaks might help you to build custom username lists to start with.

[1] Actually, the whole concept of "favorite scanner" is somewhat flawed,
    IMHO. Instead of relying on sympathies, you should really pick up the
    best tool(s) for your current test scope and purposes.


Marco Ivaldi, OPST
Red Team Coordinator      Data Security Division
@ Mediaservice.net Srl    http://mediaservice.net/

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