Monthly Archive:: February 2016

Cisco ASR1000 Packet Capture

Running packet capture on a router is, in my opinion, one of the best features Cisco provide. Most Cisco router platforms have the facility to run a packet capture on the box and here I demonstrate how to carry one out on any ASR1k platform such as the ASR1001, ASR1002, ASR1002x etc. First, we should

How to crack Cisco Type 5 (MD5) Passwords

Whilst Cisco’s type 7 passwords are incredibly easy to decrypt (iBeast is my goto tool), Type 5 passwords are currently not reversible… that does not however mean they are not susceptible to brute force attacks. Whilst its reasonably impractical to brute force a router’s login due to the amount of time it would take for