Jered Bare

Cracking passwords with phrasen|drescher on Ubuntu 16.04

Disclaimer This content is used to be for information use only. I do not condone any illegal activities nor bear the responsibility that may arise from the use of this information. Use at your own risk. Nothing gets a Security Guy to drool more than to be asked to crack a password. Our security team was tasked with cracking the passphrase on a private key. My co-worker and I were looking for tools to choose from i.e. John the Ripper, Hydra, etc. and came across a relatively older tool (2007) called phrasen|drescher by Nico Leidecker. This tool relies on CPU computations rather than GPU... read more »


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