[sf-lug] John the Ripper

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 19:02:23 PST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 6:55 PM, Alex Kleider <a_kleider at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'd like to test for the strength of passwords on my system.
> Is John the Ripper a good choice
> and
> is it available via apt-get install (i.e. what does Debian call it?)
> or must one download it from openwall and use # make?
> Any and all advice would be much appreciated.
> alex
> ps several sources have suggested this program: right now I have James
> Turnbull's Hardening Linux open to page 288

$ sudo aptitude install john

Also check out cracklib2...
Kristian Erik Hermansen
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