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Password CRacking with John the Ripper on Linux

Dec 04, 2011, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"This article will deal with John from a system administrator's perspective, so we expect you to have intermediate knowledge about your Linux system, whatever distribution that may be, and that you are a security-conscious person with basic security knowledge. However, this article might appeal to you also if you are a home user wanting to learn about these kind of things, but be warned: some of the commands presented below will ask a great deal of your CPU time, so maybe it would be better if you had a test machine and/or lots of time and patience, because password cracking attempts may take days, even on a relatively new machine.

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