Help with Cain?

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Re: Help with Cain?

Post by warman333 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:58 am
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Spectre557 wrote:
warman333 wrote:Probably a noob question

There's no such thing as a stupid question, except one you haven't tried googling already: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define%3A+hash

warman333 wrote:Also a second question , is it possible to bruteforce an .exe?

I'm not sure exactly how one would go about bruteforcing an exe, to be honest. :lol:


Thanks for the hashes stuff, but the second question, really?
How the heck do crackers crack serials anyway?
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Re: Help with Cain?

Post by Tentra on Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:35 am
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warman333 wrote:How the heck do crackers crack serials anyway?


I'm guessing your talking about keygens and patches. That's a totally different topic, unrelated to hashes (usually).

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Re: Help with Cain?

Post by insomaniacal on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:32 am
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Basically, serials fulfill some sort of equation that is hidden in the program code. A cracker would open up the application in a debugger, find this equation, and develop an algorithm that can be used to generate serials for it.

That's highly simplified, and there's normally many steps involved, but that's the basic idea.
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