Crunch – wordlist / password generator for brute force

Crunch is a wordlist generator where you can specify a standard character set or a character set you specify. crunch can generate all possible combinations and permutations.


  • crunch generates wordlists in both combination and permutation ways
  • it can breakup output by number of lines or file size
  • now has resume support
  • pattern now supports number and symbols
  • pattern now supports upper and lower case characters separately
  • adds a status report when generating multiple files
  • new -l option for literal support of @,%^
  • new -d option to limit duplicate characters see man file for details
  • now has unicode support

See the sourceforge project: crunch – wordlist generator

Install VMware Tools on Centos 6

This is a HOWTO for installing VMware Tools on Centos 6.x.

Update your system so the kernel headers/devel will match your system:

yum update

Install the VMware tools prerequisites:

yum install make gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers glibc-headers perl

Reboot the server:

shutdown -r now

Mount the VMware Tools CD (after inserting it into the VM)

mkdir /media/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Copy the install bundle from the CD and extract it.

cp /media/cdrom/VMware-Tools*.tar.gz /root
cd /root
tar xvfz VMwareTools*.tar.gz

Run the installer, default on all prompts works fine.

cd /root/vmware-tools-distrib

Reboot the server.

shutdown -r now