Home page logo
/

basics logo Security Basics mailing list archives

How Windows Password Cracking Programs Work
From: winshel () camden rutgers edu
Date: 22 Jul 2006 15:33:12 -0000

Please excuse my lack of technical understanding of windows password cracking software.

My question is whether windows password cracking programs has to do with how these programs work.

Is it correct that they do not crack a password one character at a time?  That is, the password cracking programs 
aren't able to determine that they have cracked the first character, or the first two or first three characters?  

Also, is it correct that password cracking programs aren't able to determine - ahead of time - how long a windows 
password is?

Thanks.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
This list is sponsored by: Norwich University

EARN A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE - ONLINE
The NSA has designated Norwich University a center of Academic Excellence 
in Information Security. Our program offers unparalleled Infosec management 
education and the case study affords you unmatched consulting experience. 
Using interactive e-Learning technology, you can earn this esteemed degree, 
without disrupting your career or home life.

http://www.msia.norwich.edu/secfocus
---------------------------------------------------------------------------


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault