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#1 Post by darkknight » Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:06 pm

completely random thing.....
I am in training to become a hacker of sorts and i have a really simple question that has been bugging me.

In the programming lanuage of BASIC would anyone know how to Transfer letters into numbers without the very wordy
A = 1
B = 2
that would take a while

I am making a password breaker to call my own and i would like to be able to be able to figure letters out along with the numbers in passwords.

any information would be of help.
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#2 Post by PyTom » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:26 pm

darkknight wrote:I am in training to become a hacker of sorts and i have a really simple question that has been bugging me.
Hacker is a word with two meanings.

On one side is the person with a fascination with computers, the kind of person who programs not just as a job, but for the love of it, who has little idea how to handle life without programming. These are the people who brought us things like the internet, people who make everyone's life better, some of the unsung heroes of the modern age.

On the other side are the crackers, the script-kiddies. They're no better then the common thief or vandal.

Decide which side you're on.
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#3 Post by papillon » Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:06 pm

... Actually, a cracker and a script-kiddie are two entirely different things, afaik... script kiddies just like to play with toys. They don't tend to know what they're doing or care really. They don't do anything challenging or create anything on their own, they just use tools that someone else has created. They will try to crack into things, but only using bots, automated tools, and so on. They're not usually very interested in breaking any *particular* machine, more in just seeing what they CAN break.

A 'cracker' is more of a 'destructive hacker' - someone creative and talented with computers, but interested in using that talent for what would generally be considered bad/criminal purposes.

Or so I understand the terminology.

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#4 Post by bookie » Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:32 pm

papillon wrote:Or so I understand the terminology.
This is how I saw it too.

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#5 Post by darkknight » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:24 pm

No-one has really answered my question...And i know the difference between a hacker and a cracker...
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#6 Post by PyTom » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:30 pm

darkknight wrote:No-one has really answered my question.
At least in my case, that was intentional. I do know the answer, assuming that it hasn't changed since the good old C= 64 basic days.

I don't believe in supporting destructive behavior.
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#7 Post by darkknight » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:32 pm

I want to be able to break passwords to be a network tech...For example...if someone locks themself out of their os and i dont feel like running a second OS to gain access to the registry.
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#8 Post by denzil » Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:25 am

darkknight wrote:I want to be able to break passwords to be a network tech...For example...if someone locks themself out of their os and i dont feel like running a second OS to gain access to the registry.
Then is much easier just login as administrator and reseting/changing password from there than using brute force attack.

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#9 Post by Erik » Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:33 am

I wouldn't expect this bit of info to be of so much use to Evil, though~ ;) What would you run the code on if you don't want another OS and you can't get into the machine?

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#10 Post by Grey » Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:59 am

The idea of a network tech is to make sure that that sort of thing is as hard to do as possible. The idea is to be the person holding the keys, not one of several holding a crowbar.

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#11 Post by darkknight » Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:16 pm

lol is was such a simple answer...char$

Well thanks for all your help...
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#12 Post by bookie » Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:13 pm

no prob. :twisted:

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