Part 1: Type 5 Cisco Password Hashes
To keep your routers, firewalls, and switches secure, they need good passwords. Type 5 Cisco password hashes employ a technique called salting. Discuss password hashes and salting and discuss password cracking tools or websites that can be used to crack Cisco password hashes. Some of the most popular Linux tools are John the Ripper and Hashcat, which are both already included with the Kali Linux distribution. The Windows tool Cain can also crack Cisco passwords. Use the as is choice and the default wordlist that comes with Cain on the password hashes below. You may elect to crack some of them and explain how you did it for part of this discussion:
Part 2: Type 7 Cisco Password Hashes
The Cisco type 7 password is not much better than putting the password in clear text, which is the default if you do not type the command service password-encryption. Discuss password hashes and discuss password cracking tools or websites that can be used to crack Cisco type 7 password hashes. Here is a list of some Cisco password hashes. You may elect to crack some of them and explain how you did it for part of this discussion.