AlexTheCurious
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Writing a website with passwords

Postby AlexTheCurious » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:36 pm

I need a project for computer camp. I tried one that didn't work and found the one on passwords. It says that you could make a website that the program can hack into? How do I do that? I want to work with a team and making a website and a program to hack into it seems great! Any ideas?

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Re: Writing a website with passwords

Postby bfinio » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:13 am

Hi Alex - if you don't have any experience making websites yet then this might not be a good project as it's sort of advanced. Are there adults at the computer camp who you could ask for help?

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Re: Writing a website with passwords

Postby AlexTheCurious » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:04 pm

Thanks for the reply bfinio. I had hoped that someone here had some idea. I've written tons of websites. I'm really good with HTML and CSS. What I don't know is how to write a program that can log into a website? Can you help me?

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Re: Writing a website with passwords

Postby bfinio » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:15 am

Hi Alex - ah, that's a different story then. I was worried you had no experience with websites at all and was trying to politely say "um, you need to learn HTML first."

I'm actually a mechanical engineer and don't have a ton of experience with web design or programming. My first guess would be to see if there's a way that you can make a program simulate use of the keyboard and mouse to click on text boxes in a website and enter a password. For example if I google "python mouse click" this is the first hit:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/118 ... ith-python

I'm not sure if there's a more direct, less brute-force way to do that (that method would depend on knowing the physical location of the text boxes on the screen).

With any project like this, Google is your friend - search for what you need and you will probably find example code or forums that are more dedicated to computer science topics (like StackExchange) where you can get more help. With such forums, it's always best to show people that you've "done your homework," started to research the problem yourself, and got stuck and are asking for help. The more background information you give, the more they'll be able to help you.

Good luck!

Ben

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Re: Writing a website with passwords

Postby AlexTheCurious » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:22 am

Thanks. I've been reading about this all weekend. I hoped that there'd be some help here but I appreciate your suggestions. Googling it is! :)


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