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Crack SSH Private Key Passwords with John the Ripper [Tutorial]

Cyber Weapons Lab, Episode 176

The Secure Shell network protocol, usually used to manage remote machines, is prone to password brute-forcing.

That’s why key-based authentication is used when security is paramount since private keys can be encrypted.

But nothing is invincible, and these SSH private key passwords can still be cracked. In this episode of Cyber Weapons Lab, we’ll show you how a hacker or pentester would do it.