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Is It Possible To Crack A Facebook Account?


We have discussed alot about popular password cracking methods such as Bruteforce, Dictionary attack and Rainbow tables. However a question I get asked frequently is if it's possible to crack a Facebook account. So I wish to clear concepts related to Hacking/Cracking Facebook accounts. First of all "Hacking a Facebook account" and "Cracking a facebook account" are both different terminologies.

Hacking a facebook account refers to foolproof methods such as Phishing, keylogging, Social engineering etc.
However the terminology cracking refers to the methods such as Bruteforce, Dictionary attacks etc.

Brute Force Attacks


Bruteforce is one of the most common and most reliable password cracking methodologies. A bruteforce attack tries all possible combinations against the medium, until the correct password is found. However the problem with a bruteforce attack is that as the password complexity increases, the time taken to crack a password also increases.

The chart above illustrates the time the estimated time taken by a computer in order to bruteforce a password, assuming that if it's capable of trying 10,000 passwords per second. However, the time taken can be reduced by adding the number of processors to the task. Therefore the only flaw with the attack is that it requires lots of potential. 

Dictionary Attacks

The only difference with a bruteforce attack and Dictionary attack is that "A Dictionary attack tries the passwords which we want it to try". Confusing?. In a dictionary attack we have the freedom to choose a huge list of words that people commonly use in their password (Depending upon the situation). The following video will help you understand more about Dictionary attacks.



Is It Possible To Crack A Facebook Account?


Coming back to the main topic of this article. A few hours back while I was watching hacking related videos on securitytube.net, I came across to a video in which the hacker claimed that one can use "Hydra To Crack A Facebook Password". However here is why a bruteforce attack won't work against a facebeook account.



Facebook and all other popular social networking websites lock an email account, after few unsuccessful login attempts. They either have introduced an "Account Lockout Feature" or they either have introduced an "Account Lockout" feature, which prevents an automated password cracking method to work. However, even if you get it working, A minimum facebook password length is about 6-characters. kindly refer to the chart and find out your success rate.

Likewise, if you have any questions, Feel free to ask.

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52 comments :

Royalpride on March 22, 2012 at 2:53 AM said...

Thanks for the info...but does brute forcing or dictionary attack still work on Gmail and Yahoomail???....also you haven't replied my eMail its getting to 2 weeks

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember a Defcon18 talk about methods of hacking facebook by reducing password entropy

Rafay Baloch on March 22, 2012 at 3:58 AM said...

@RoyalPride
Bruteforce also does not work for Gmail or yahoomail. It used to work before however every one of them have implemented Caphacha feature.

@Anonymous 2
Are you talking about the talk "How I Meet Your GirlFriend".

Anonymous said...

But what about gpu how fast it can crack password

LadyGreyJane on March 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM said...

yeah.. i have a question.. hmp.. can u help me please? just give me the file and teach me how please? can u please rafay.. please..

LadyGreyJane on March 25, 2012 at 12:53 AM said...

please if u are okie send me message at fb or yahoomail.. this is my yahoomail .. lady_grey26@yahoo.com and my fb.. bosxz.lgjane26@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

what is the requirements for installing backtrack or ubuntu(and what are their differnts?

Anonymous said...

what are the requirements for installing ubuntu or backtrack(and what is their differences?)

samar.ahmad2554@yahoo.com said...

i neeed to hack this e-mail on facebook samar.ahmad2554@yahoo.com becouse is so noising me please hack him

Rafay Baloch on March 28, 2012 at 12:01 PM said...

@Anonymous 8
Both of them are Linux Distro's, Ubuntu is for personal use, However backtrack is specifically for Penetration testers.

Anonymous said...

how can i hack someone facebook accounts ? :( plz tell me i m sooo worry

Anonymous said...

You can hack a facebook account in five basic methods
1. Social engineering
2. Password reverting
3. Keylogging
4. Pishing pages
5. Stealers (RATs) remote administration tools

Tobias Wagner on April 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM said...

Yeah, social engineering in this case would be the easiest way. the best thing you don't need any hacker skills, just good imagination :)

Anonymous said...

Hi could some1 tell me is it possible to hack facebook? Or hotmail? Xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! Nice Blog on Hacking. Bookmarked for future.

Muzhaffar on April 15, 2012 at 8:43 AM said...

where can i download it?

Anonymous said...

where can i download it?

Anonymous said...

hey can u pls hack this...caressa_ferraro@yahoo.com at fb..she just hacked my friend's facebook account..i offered 2 help her and spend 4 straight hours searching for a woking fb hacking software,,, pls.... just send me the details hacktester19@yahoo.com

Jas said...

So can i brute force tru facebook nowdays?
also, does https changes something in a brute force attack?
i mean, facebook is using https in login page, isnt it?

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Oooooooooh dear God somebody hacked me on fb:(
how caN I GET rid of hackin????plz help me

Anonymous said...

> So can i brute force tru facebook nowdays?
No.

> also, does https changes something in a brute force attack?
No.

> i mean, facebook is using https in login page, isnt it?
Yes.

Anonymous said...

hi,
i Know victim's email and password. can I hack his facebook easily?

Anonymous said...

??

Anonymous said...

pls email me, need to someones fb acct to simply delete a msg i sent, urgent. pls email me a phone number. im willing to pay netgostosona@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Why dont you read a comments before you ask the same question that already have an answer? I`ll answer on few questions -

@Anonymous If u have a pass and user, of course that you can "hack", i mean, that`s the point of hacking...

@Hackster You call yourself hacker, but you dont know how to hack..? Interesting... I`m a porn acter, but i never f*ck before?

Grumf

trex on August 15, 2012 at 4:17 AM said...

Hi i watched the second video and did the same with xhydra, i tried with my own fb acount even i write my fb password to the text file to check whether if password is correct then what xhydra did, but xhydra only shows password and login attempts it did show anything like=sucess! password matched or cracked! then wats the use of this? or am i doing something wrong?

trex on August 19, 2012 at 2:48 AM said...

reply plz........

ts3 said...

Hi I'm trying to get my boyfriends Facebook password. He never typed it in on my computer or phone. I know his email address I'm clueless with computers. Can anyone help me please. I even asked someone to do it for me and they ripped me off. So if anyone knows how or can give me some ideas please let me know

Colleen O'SUllivan on September 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM said...

Can anyone please hack one account for me. I am willing to pay. Please contact me at newyorkbaby845@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

we cant crack facebook password !

Anonymous said...

facebook acount please

t16 said...

You know how to get a password

t16 said...

You know how to get a password

Anonymous said...

whats the password for facebook

Victor Sokoti on October 31, 2012 at 1:58 PM said...

can i be assisted with the password for pro facebook hack v1.5

Khurram Shahzad on November 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM said...

plez help me i want to hack someones account actually its a ex friend threatening me on facebook please help me its argent my email is khurram8701@gmail.com

Khurram Shahzad on November 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM said...

please tell me i want to hack someones FB account its my email khurram8701@gmail.com please its argent .

Anonymous said...

need help with hacking. can´t pay much, but I really need this. Appreciate any help! ulrik.evensen@hotmail.no

Anonymous said...

ill pay £100 for a decent hacker to put a shift in and get ma a password
bk2bk@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

I found password for bk2bk at hotmail.co.uk

bloggerking on February 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM said...

Brother is there any ...any proper way for hacking facebook...pls helo me i want to hack just one fb acount...but no benefits after messing up my brain for more than 2.3 months...
Ahmed.bukhari12@gmail.com
If you would like to help me..pls reply on this id..

Anonymous said...

I would just want to ask for help here...if you have a bit of extra time..ahmed.bukhari12@gmail.com
Then pls reply so i can better describe the sceneraio...
For hacking a fb acount...is there any proper way...pleaseee help

Anonymous said...

@rafay bhai
i don,t know much about about Facebook brute force but at gmail
we use brute force not on http or https protocol we use smtp protocol and a specific port associated with it.
so it does,t go on like simple login try.
i have,t tried this method myself but have seen it on many sites and blogs.

arsalan khan on April 7, 2013 at 1:08 AM said...

plz tell me how to hack facebook account

Anonymous said...

Hi Rafay,
I am trying to crack my boyfriends face book account. I know his email, but he hasnow hidden the uernamd and password. I do not know how to proceed. I need this desperately. Is there really a way to get into his account and if so how? I am happy to pay you if you can advise me on what to do. I live in U.K he lives in Trinidad- so quite a few of the ideas for hacking don't work.Also, if you can't help do you know a computer boffin who would help me ?
Many thanks,
Ann

minh quyen Nguyen on April 27, 2013 at 12:44 AM said...

I do not trust my girlfriend, please hepl me hack pass facebook of her.
email acount facebook is maymapmap123@gmail
reply my email: nguyenminhquyen.alpha@gmail.com
thank you verry much!

Leon Dj on May 21, 2013 at 9:11 PM said...

I need to hack my wife Fb please email me how much
Leonid.ags@gmail.com

Paulo Ricardo on May 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM said...

[ERROR] facebook.com host unknown, you have to specify a fqdn xmpp server, the domain name will be used in the jabber init request :

How to solve?

Anonymous said...

PLease...... any one can help me hack a fb account please email me please.... very much in need :( Email me @ arjun.panta.73@yahoo.com
Its really important !!!!!!!!!!!! PLeaseeee....

Racimo Nina on November 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM said...

hi how can i download bruteforce

Lucas Zirkle on January 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM said...

hey, lookin for a fb password..willing to pay...text me at 270 402 3909

Dana Lunderville on November 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM said...

Looking for a fb password and willing to pay..text me 860-817-3413

Dare to ask? :)

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