73.2M Hashes and Metasploit for Beginners

The BreachCompilation database weighs in at 1.4 Billion records.  Out of that, there are about 400 Million unique passwords.  That is a lot of password reuse.  The goal right now is to create NTLM hashes for those 400M passwords.  This will aid in weak password audits.  So far, we’ve hashed about 73.2M of those passwords.  So, we have a ways to go, but we’re making some good progress.

Also, once upon a time, I wrote “The Easiest Linux Guide You’ll Ever Read.”  Now, I’m working on one called “The Easiest Metasploit Guide You’ll Ever Read.”  In it, I will walk the reader through setting up a lab in VMWare Workstation, including Metasploitable 2, Nessus, and Kali Linux.  We’ll look at Nessus, some basic scanning, and how to use that information to better help us use Metasploit.  Then, we will go through compiling that information and researching which exploits to use.  We’ll even  get a root shell or two along the way.  When it’s ready, I’ll post it for anyone who would like to learn Metasploit from the ground up.