How fast is it?
Posted Mar 7, 2006 22:20 UTC (Tue) by barrygould
In reply to: How fast is it?
Parent article: Cracking Passwords with John the Ripper
Last time I ran John (in 2005 on a Pentium M 1.6GHz, IIRC), even after 2 days it was unable to crack a file with only a few passwords in the form of a 6-char dictionary word + 2 digits.
I don't know if things are different today.
Some people have been recommending using abreviations of phrases as passwords, e.g. arltr = "all roads lead to Rome", but if that becomes common, all it takes is a digital version of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations to break common phrases.
I guess movie quotes or song lyrics or something more obscure would be better.
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