Hack any website | Brute Force Attack Using Firefox

What is Brute Forcing ?

Brute force is a technique in which a hacker tries random passwords ( which are generated by application or via using password dictionary ). Brute force is sometimes known as brute force cracking. This attack is basically a trial and error attack . 


Passwords in Brute Force Attack : 

Brute force attacks mostly need a password file . This file  is a simple text file which contains passwords. Password file has randomly generated passwords. Some hackers also use dictionary as a password file . So it is always recommended that you don’t use dictionary words.

How to Perform Brute Force Attack :

Pre-requisite :

Firefox browser

Attack :

  1. Download and install firefox browser ( links given below )
  2. Download fireforce plugin for firefox ( links given below )
  3. Install and activate fireforce plugin 
  4. Restart Firefox Browser ( close and reopen )
  5. Go to the login page 
  6. Enter random username and random password ( we need error message that appears if we enter wrong password )
  7. Copy error message ( copy and wait )
  8. Enter Username ( in most cases usernames are admin , administrator , user , superuser , etc )
  9. Right click on the password field 
  10. Go to Fireforce 
  11. Select attack type ( more information below ) eg. generate password , load dictionary , etc
  12. Wait until password is cracked.

Attack Types

Generate Passwords :

If you select generate password , you will be given randomly generated password combinations for eg. AA , AB , AC , AD , AE , … AZ , etc. This type of attack takes time .

Load dictionary :

In this case you will have to select password file ( list of password ) which is a text file. Download links to all password files are given below.


Download Links :

Full Video Tutorial for Beginners :

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About Author :

Priyank Gada 

Ehacking Staff
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