Now, if you're still using Backtrack R2 then upgrade it to R3 take a look here as me still using R2 :'( due to low bandwidth.
Additionally if you're a beginner with Backtrack then first few previous articles are highly recommended on LINUX
Alright, Lets get start..
First, lets take a quick overview about what we're going to do here. We'll apply different passwords on the target's Gmail id from a password list using Hydra which is available with Backtrack. That's why I still love it. :) It'll easily get back the password on successful login.
- A password.txt file with a list of expected passwords, Either write your own or get one from here
- Backtrack 5 (any version)
- Internet Connection
Turn on your Backtrack machine :P
Navigate to Applications > Backtrack > Privilege Escalation > Password Attacks > Online Attacks > hydra-gtk and launch the hydra tool
Single target > smtp.gmail.com
port > 465
Protocol > smtp
and check > use SSL, show attempts and Be Verbose
Username > target email address
Password List > select the Password.txt file
check the option > try Login as password
Note: Using a brute force attack from a Password list will never guarantee any successful result it depends how lucky you're. Hacking someones account without their permission is a crime so do use at your own risk. I'm not at all responsible in case you get your ass behind the bars.
Happy Hacking. :)
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