Using this tool we can crack/extract the login credentials of Linux users. Minipenguin was developed by a person named Hunter Gregal, the main aim to develop this tool is to steal the login credentials (username and password) in the plain text of Linux Operating system. This tool is free and open-source. Researcher of International Institute of Cyber Security states that user can use this in any Linux Operating system.
- Os: Kali Linux 2020 64 bit
- Kernel-Version: 5.6.0
- Use this command to clone the project.
- git clone https://github.com/huntergregal/mimipenguin
root@kali:/home/iicybersecurity# git clone https://github.com/huntergregal/mimipenguin Cloning into 'mimipenguin'... remote: Enumerating objects: 4, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (4/4), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (4/4), done. remote: Total 529 (delta 0), reused 1 (delta 0), pack-reused 525 Receiving objects: 100% (529/529), 182.38 KiB | 456.00 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (241/241), done.
- Use the cd command to enter into mimipenguin directory.
root@kali:/home/iicybersecurity# cd mimipenguin/ root@kali:/home/iicybersecurity/mimipenguin#
- Use this command to extract the login credentials python3 mimipenguin.py
root@kali:/home/iicybersecurity/mimipenguin# python3 mimipenguin.py [SYSTEM - GNOME] iicybersecurity:12ABc56
- Successfully extracted the username and password
As we extracted the Linux Login credentials successfully. In the same way, we can use it in any Linux operating system with ease.
Cyber Security Specialist with 18+ years of industry experience . Worked on the projects with AT&T, Citrix, Google, Conexant, IPolicy Networks (Tech Mahindra) and HFCL. Constantly keeping world update on the happening in Cyber Security Area.