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Re: How Windows Password Cracking Programs Work
From: "Dharmesh Sampat" <sampatdharmesh () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:08:53 +0800

I might be wrong.

But as far as I understand, the program normally reads password from
dictonary (Either pre-defined or dynamically generated as per user
critiria).

It converts the string into encrypted password.

It matches the encrypted strings.

If the encrypted strings are matches means password is cracked!!

:)





On 22 Jul 2006 15:33:12 -0000, winshel () camden rutgers edu
<winshel () camden rutgers edu> wrote:
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.



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