Since 2003, I've spent a majority of my workdays hacking systems. I’ve collected tons of penetration testing tips and tricks and have shared some of them on this blog. As a part of my work as a penetration tester, cracking password hashes is something I need to do regularly.
So, I decided I needed to build a personal cracking box to speed things up. Some co-workers have them, and it's a pain to ask to use their rigs every time. I've now constructed my own and share it with my LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) colleagues. Below I'll explain how I built my cracking box in case it might help you in some of your projects. In a future post, I will elaborate on customizations and improvements, keep watching the SpiderLabs blog for more details! :)