How to Use Leaked Password Databases to Create Brute-Force Wordlists

To name just a few companies, VK, ĀµTorrent, and ClixSense all suffered major data breaches at some point in the past. The leaked password databases from those and other online sites can be used to better understand how human-passwords are created and increase a hacker’s success when performing brute-force attacks.
In other articles, we will cover actually generating wordlists for use in password-cracking, but in this guide, we’ll learn how to create wordlists of statistical complexity and length based on actual passwords found in database leaks which occurred in recent years. Understanding… more