Detected passwords: The passwords detected by wpscan on the target.
Passwords: The usernames and passwords wpscan found on the target.
The tool has also a option to display the following information. If it is enabled, then wpscan will display a list of vulnerabilities found on the website. The vulnerability details will look like following.
After completing this tutorial you should be well-equipped with basic hacking skills to test other websites for vulnerabilities using wpscan. You should also have some understanding of HTTP requests and how authentication works with web applications.
Now we are ready to test the website for vulnerabilities. So we will check the whole target for the vulnerabilities. We will use the following wpScan.py script. The script will look at each page in the target to check for vulnerabilities using wpscan which will scan the pages for WordPress vulnerabilities. WordPress is a very popular CMS powering nearly one third of the worlds websites. It is generally assumed to be the most vulnerable web application around. In this tutorial we will not check for plugins or themes but will only test the core functionality of the CMS. This tutorial will be a short one. You can read more about the PayPal vulnerability on our blog.
This command will scan the target and download a list of usernames and passwords. Each element of this list will have an associated username, IP address and password hash. The output also displays the URL of the target.
After the attack completes, the --save option saves the results as a file named fsociety.dic. This file will have a list of all usernames and passwords that were found during the scan. We will use the uniq command to remove duplicate usernames.
To hide usernames from being listed in a scanned file we will use the --hide option. This is useful when you do not want the attackers to enumerate the users. Further, this option will also hide the results from being displayed in the Scan Result window. After the attack is complete, we can do a --save to save the results.
Choosing the Start Attack option will start the brute force attack on the username and password of your choice. There is a selection of usernames and passwords that the attackers have taken from other hacked websites. The attackers will try to brute force the combination of username and password you selected.
The attackers will start the attack by presenting us with a login screen. If the username and password combination you specified is valid, they will proceed to the login screen. You will be able to see the progress of the attack in the side pane. 827ec27edc