How fast is it?
Posted Feb 18, 2006 22:13 UTC (Sat) by kevinbsmith
Parent article: Cracking Passwords with John the Ripper
In a little review like this, I would have appreciated if it would have included some really (really) rough benchmarks. Something like seeding the database with a weak password ("heaven37"), a better password that is still memorable by mortals (twinkle%celebrate22) and something even stronger. And then let the machine run for a while. Would each of these get cracked in 30 seconds, 30 hours, 30 days, or ???
I know it's hardware dependent, but even a very small sample like this, on one specific machine, would be useful information. I didn't see any benchmarks on the JtR site either.
Does anyone want to post some urls or take the time to produce some really crappy but interesting stats like these?
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