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Re: How many password cracking programs are there?
From: Harold Winshel <winshel () camden rutgers edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 14:16:02 -0400

It is a good overview of password cracking but I didn't see that it addressed anything about strong passphrases.

At 01:12 PM 7/24/2006, Hollis via Rubicon Recluse wrote:
I think wikipedia did a pretty good job of explaining the various ways to crack passwords.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_cracking

At 03:44 PM 7/22/2006 +0000, winshel () camden rutgers edu wrote:
This may seem like a silly question but, in many discussions of how windows password cracking programs work, it seems that the same small number of password cracking programs are mentioned (e.g., John the Ripper,L0phtCrack,).

In order to understand how to protect a windows computer from password cracking software, it would seem necessary to understand how the current password cracking programs work. But, aren't there lots and lots and lots of password cracking programs? There's tens of thousands of virus programs - is there not a large number of password cracking programs?

Thanks.


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