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Re: How many password cracking programs are there?
From: "Saqib Ali" <docbook.xml () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 09:53:49 -0700

There might be numerous password crackers, but the techniques they use
are similar. In fact they can be divided into few categories:

1) Brute-force (offline/online)
2) Dictionary (offline/online)
3) Xieve (ignores non-sense combinations)
4) hybrid
5) rainbow tables
6) precomputation of hashes


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