1996-12-26 - Re: Unix Passwd

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From: Laszlo Vecsey <master@internexus.net>
To: Eric Murray <ericm@lne.com>
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Message ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.961226144201.17791B-100000@micro.internexus.net>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-26 19:46:35 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 11:46:35 -0800 (PST)

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From: Laszlo Vecsey <master@internexus.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 11:46:35 -0800 (PST)
To: Eric Murray <ericm@lne.com>
Subject: Re: Unix Passwd
In-Reply-To: <199612261556.HAA05096@slack.lne.com>
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On Thu, 26 Dec 1996, Eric Murray wrote:

> Fyodor Yarochkin writes:
> > 
> > 
> > Anyone has any success in breaking this?
> > -f
> Many people have tried breaking the cipher, I have not heard
> of anyone being successful.
> There is however a number of programs that attempt a brute-force
> of passwords, the best is called 'crack' and is written by Alec Muffet.

>From Applied Cryptography (2nd edition) I got the impression that it has
been cracked. Do a netsearch for "Crypt Breakers Workbench", its a
freeware program that attempts to do just that.

- Lester