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wonder what tools or test was used
From: Brent Clark <bclark () eccotours co za>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 13:06:46 +0200

Hey all

With the hack on Debian,s gluck machine and the writes up about it.
In the 5th paragraph of the following link:

http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/security/soa/Debian_locks_out_developers_after_server_hack/0,2000061744,39263432,00.htm

It reads
"An investigation of developer passwords revealed a number of weak passwords whose accounts have been locked in 
response," Schulze wrote.

My question is, how would they go about that? What tools or tests were needed to test whether an account has a strong 
or weak password.

The only thing I can think of is a foreach on the usernames and some type of brute force / dictionary attack. I suppose 
it would have been nice if they
mentioned the service / protocal that was compromised.

Just something I was thinking.

Kind Regards
Brent Clark



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