While cracking passwords as a hobby for over a decade I’ve been continually upgrading a rig dedicated to the task. In its current configuration Cpt-Crunch (no affiliation to the cereal) is a 4-GPU “headless” server which I access via SSH to run various cracking activities. This is my step-by-step guide for installing the OS, configuring the GPU’s, installing and testing Hashcat and John the Ripper.
With the recent end of support for Windows XP I figured now was a good time to rewrite my 2008 tutorial on installing Hacme Bank. My XP tutorial continues to receive a substantial amount traffic from search engines so is another reason to give the article a facelift. The Hacme Bank application (originally provided by FoundStone, Inc and now owned by McAfee) offers a perfect “victim” for you to use as a testing target. Hacme Bank simulates an online banking website with numerous application vulnerabilities purposely designed in for you to discover.