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    26 apr
    2011
    password analysis and cracking kit

    A product of my research into password cracking methods, PACK (Password Analysis and Cracking Kit) is a collection of several utilities to assist in statistical password analysis and generation of cracking rule sets. Read more.

    hackers - wizards of the electronic age

    Hackers – Wizards of the Electronic Age is a PBS documentary directed by Fabrice Florin filmed at the first Hacker Conference that took place at the Headlands Institute Conference Center in 1984. The conference was organized as a result of Steven Levy's book 'Hackers – Heroes of the Computer Revolution' published the same year. The documentary explores the cultural phenomenon that helped launch a multi-billion dollar computer industry and changed the way people live, communicate, work and play. Read more.

    unauthorized access

    Unauthorized Access is a documentary produced by Annaliza Savage in 1994. Shot in 15 cities and 4 countries, this documentary offers an impressive array of topics dealing with hacking culture. Read more.

    jun
    1971
    tap / yipl magazine

    The first issue of YIPL (Youth International Party Line) magazine was printed and distributed freely by by the YIPPIEs founder Abbie Hoffman and "Al Bell". The magazine was later renamed to TAP (Technological American Party or Technological Assisstance Program). Its mission was to disseminate information on fighting monopoly, specifically Ma Bel. Read more.

    automatic password rule analysis and generation

    The field of password cracking has evolved by leaps an bounds over the last decade with the introduction of new cracking techniques, more advanced software and significantly faster hardware. One area which I find most fascinating is rule-based cracking. An attacker can develop a set of word mangling rules (e.g. substitute all 'a's to '@'s, upper-case every third letter, etc.) in order to attack non-random passwords which use slightly modified dictionary words. The purpose of this research is to develop an automated method of analyzing a large body of leaked passwords in order to come up with a list of frequently used words and rules to make up passwords. Read more.

    password analysis and cracking kit

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    DateAugust 8th, 2013
    Version0.0.4

    PACK (Password Analysis and Cracking Toolkit) is a collection of utilities developed to aid in analysis of password lists and enhancing cracking of passwords using password pattern detection. It can be used to reverse word mangling rules, generate source words, optimize password masks, craft policy attacks, etc. for the Hashcat family of tools. The toolkit itself is not able to crack passwords, but instead designed to make operation of password crackers more efficient. Read more.

    08 aug
    2013
    smarter password cracking with pack

    Last week I gave a talk during the Password '13 security conference on various password analysis and pattern detection attacks using the Password Analysis and Cracking Kit. You can download slides for the presentation here.

    The conference itself was an absolute blast with great organization by Per Thorsheim and Jeremi Gosney. The conference gathered a fascinating crowd which spawned hours of great discussions on password security, cryptography, politics and everything in between. However, I especially enjoyed meeting in real life with many members of Team Hashcat.

    Team Hashcat had another great run at the CMIYC during Defcon where we placed 2nd. As always I ended up spending most of the conference in the hotel room or the chill room at Defcon, but that's part of the fun doing contests. Russia-based team Inside-Pro placed first by scoring more points on harder hashes, молодцы ребята!

    Today, I have finally finished writing documentation for the many changes and adding the final polish to the next release of PACK 0.0.4. There should be noticeable performance bumps for all of the tools in the toolkit especially Rulegen which is now finally using multiple CPU cores. You should also try out the completely rewritten 'maskgen' which is now capable of generating highly optimized mask collections for use with Hashcat suite of tools (see presentation slides above for more details). Enjoy and most importantly have fun with password cracking! Read more.



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