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RE: How many password cracking programs are there?
From: "Andrew Williams" <Andrew () Syngress com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:19:52 -0400

I know Dave Kleiman already mentioned it, but take a look at a chapter
from Mark Burnett's book (tech edited by Dave) dealing with this and
similar issues:
http://www.syngress.com/book_catalog/342_PSWRD/sample.pdf

Andrew Williams
Vice President & Publisher
Syngress Publishing
www.syngress.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Harold Winshel [mailto:winshel () camden rutgers edu] 
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 2:16 PM
To: Hollis via Rubicon Recluse; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: How many password cracking programs are there?

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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