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Hash Monitoring Setup

I like working on cracking password hashes but nice big data sets don’t come along often (good news, bad news) but there are lots of smaller dumps that happen (again.. good news/bad news). Most of these dumps are put on sites like pastebin, and in order to help people stay up to date there are monitoring bots that notify you if something is found. The best of these even notify folks via twitter (for example, @pastebindorks @dumpmon etc). This is very useful and very helpful. But it does mean you need to monitor the accounts. And since some of these paste sites have taken to removing these dumps, you need to act quickly. This causes problems for all of us unable to monitor our twitter feeds 24×7. But in the normal spirit of the security minded community (“I will replace you with a small shell script”) the folks at TekDefense have created a python (not quite shell) script to monitor certain twitter accounts and parse through the links provided to download and store the hashes.
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Published by erich, on September 15th, 2013 at 3:29 am. Filled under: General2 Comments

2 Responses to “Hash Monitoring Setup”

  1. Very clever and useful, but begs the next question… why not just run this and share the collected hashes with one and all?

    Comment by amazon on December 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

  2. Well that is what I try to do on my main page where I list all the hashdumps I am working on. Take a look and let me know.

    Comment by erich on May 15, 2014 at 3:28 am

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