Keeping progress of huge wordlists with fuzzing tools like wfuzz, THC Hydra & Patator using tcpdump and grep

Introduction

One of the non-trivial tasks when dealing with bulky wordlists like rockyou.txt is that tools either can not handle them, or the ones which can, do not usually have a progress bar to keep track of how far the current wordlist has been exhausted.

In this post I’ll be providing a quick copy-paste one-liners and explaining the methodology on how to implement an improvised progress tracker with tools like hydra, wfuzz and patator. In my example I will be using patator as it has no limitation on resources and I like to use it when I need to go > 100 threads (for refernce hydra supports up to 64).

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OSCP – the road from failing to 105

Introduction to my OSCP Journey

Although this post is mentioned to be an overall overview and resource on how to prepare for OSCP, it is kind of targeted to those who didn’t manage to pass on their first attempt. As I am one of those guys too, and that made me make the necessary adjustments in my learning process. There are tons of reviews on OSCP regarding someone getting the certification after their first exam, and I am not one of them. Yes, I failed it. And do I regret it? Hell no. I dedicated to it and learned tons of stuff since my first exam attempt, and this post will be pointed towards those who failed¬†their OSCP¬†exam attempts and what to stress on when preparing how to successfully achieve the requirements for the OSCP certification.
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